The 46th annual Lambton County Science fair took place on April 5th and 6th. Nearly 100 projects were entered from students in Grades 3 to 12. The PEO Lambton Chapter is proud to sponsor seven awards for this event across all age divisions.
The Innovation Award goes to a student who improves on an existing model to provide a better solution to meet new requirements or existing market needs. Consideration is given for the project’s overall benefits, cost effectiveness, and creativity. This year the judges were happy to award the Innovation Award to Nithilan Satish for his project “Green Plastic.” Nithilan developed a disposable plastic capable of breaking down after 180 days.
The Visionary Award goes to a student who has an original idea about what the future may look like. The student selected for the Visionary Award simply imagines what does not exist yet but might provide a glimpse into the possible future. This year the judges were happy to award the Visionary Award to Krish Modi for his project “No to Photo: My Photo Consent.” Krish developed a wearable device to combat cyberbullying by flashing a beam of light to cover the wearer’s face while being photographed.
The remaining awards were the “Young Engineers Awards” which are given to students who exemplify the characteristics of an engineer through their project work. This year’s Young Engineers Awards were awarded to:
Eli Winklmeier – “Math Facts: Fact or Fiction?”
Owen Frizzle & Sawyer Pullen – “When Life Gives You Lemons… Make A Lemon Battery!”
Naman Rekhy – “Magnets”
Mohammed Zayed Ahmed – “Solar Powered Robot Car”
Luke Heaman & Justin Hayward – “Wooden vs. Aluminum Bat”
Many thanks go out to our volunteer judges, as well as the LCSF committee judges for selecting the Young Engineers Awards. Congratulations goes out to all students who participated in this year’s Science Fair – great work by all!