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What do bioengineered wings, a virtual lab escape game, meal worms and migratory birds all have in common? They were all projects that took top honours at this year’s Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) held April 4-6, 2019.

Thirteen young scientists were chosen from 1007 participants to take home the top prizes and represent Team Calgary at the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) May 11-18, 2019 in Fredericton, NB. Those students representing Calgary at the CWSF receive an all-expense-paid trip to Fredericton where they will compete with Canada’s top young scientists for medals, cash awards, scholarships and other prizes.

A full list of the student awards and their projects can be found on the CYSF website. Chuck Buckley, President of CYSF, was highly impressed by the calibre of student projects this year. “The imagination and innovation shown in these projects astounds us every year,” said Buckley. “The future for mankind is bright in the hands of these developing young scientists and engineers.

“Our sincere thanks go out to our Sponsors and Donors as well as to our nearly 600 volunteers, whose hard work and commitment have helped fund raise for the event, organize, coordinate and mentor students, and judge science fair projects to make this science fair happen.”

The students heading to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton are:

  • Aaranyo Ghosh, “A Novel Treatment Option to Prevent Asthma”
  • Crystal Radinski, “EEG Coherence as a Marker for Alzheimer’s Dementia”
  • Davin Martin, “Mealworms! The Way to Reduce Waste!”
  • Jesse Lee, “Protein Based Biosensor: Roadside Detection of THC”
  • Monica Aida Lopez, “Lessening Allergic Activities of LTP in Plants”
  • Oliver Johnson & Jake Hutchins, “Lab Escape Room”
  • Raphael Egemba, “Using Data Science to Help Migratory Birds”
  • Rodolfo Gil-Pereira & Miguel Gil-Pereira, “iRadar”
  • Shounak Ray, “A Novel Diagnosis for Parkinson’s Based on M.L.”
  • Sophie Hoye Pacholek, “From Sea & Sky”
  • Zainab Hakim, “MNP Hyperthermia in GBM Cancer Treatment”


  • Bhanvi Sachdeva, “Tea Time”
  • Faris Fizal, “Analysis of Hemoglobin Shear Stress Response”
  • Khushi Vora, “Therapeutic Drug for Curing Leukemia”

Calgary student, Aaron Abraham from Webber Academy has also been selected for the Intel International Science Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, May 12-17, 2019 for his project, "NMF Machine Learning for AD Diagnosis".

Join with us in congratulating these brilliant students for their accomplishments. We wish Team Calgary great success at the Canada Wide Science Fair and most of all, an experience they’ll always remember!