Brockville Collegiate Institute Students win Gold at Canada-Wide Science Fair

Above, Brockville Collegiate Institute students Monis Sayyid, left, and Jack Sloan won gold for their project The Windfall Solution: An Alternative Winter Road Treatment. Courtesy photo

BROCKVILLETwo Brockville Collegiate Institute students won gold at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, held May 15-17 in Fredericton, NB.

Grade 9 students Monis Sayyid and Jack Sloan medaled in the intermediate category with their project The Windfall Solution: An Alternative Winter Road Treatment. The pair developed and tested an apple brine solution made from windfall apples and proved it worked more effectively at lower temperatures than common road salt or the beet brine solution currently used on roads.

“I was very excited to win a gold medal,” said Sayyid. “We worked really hard on this project and all that hard work really paid off.”

“I honestly didn’t think we were going to win because of the high caliber of projects that were there,” said Sloan. “It was pretty awesome.”

Ten intermediate gold medals are awarded at the national competition, making their project among the top 10 in Canada.

For their accomplishment, Sayyid and Sloan each won:

  • The York University STEM Entrepreneur Bootcamp Scholarship Award (Value $2,000)
  • The Intermediate Resource Challenge Award
  • A $4,000 Western University Entrance Scholarship
  • The Grand Award: Youth Can Innovate Award (Intermediate /$750 Cash Award)

This is the third consecutive year these two students have brought home a medal at the national competition. The past two years they have won bronze.

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