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FMPSD Students Place Top Three At Canada Wide Science Fair

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
FMPSD Students Place Top Three At Canada Wide Science Fair

Left to right: Dhvani Patel, Shaaf Babar and Dhrumil Shah at the Canada Wide Science Fair // Photo supplied

Three Fort McMurray Public School District students placed top three at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Regina over the weekend.

Dhvani Patel and Drumil Shah, Grade 11 students at Westwood Community High School,  both picked up a silver medal for their projects.

Patal’s project focused on SMART Agriculture Technology and how to economically increase productivity for farmers while reducing water usage, among other things. In addition to the silver medal, Patal was also a “Challenge Division: Resources Senior” winner. The FMPSD says this is the first “Challenge Division” award for Wood Buffalo at CWSF.

Shah’s project, Enhancing Electrolyzer Performance, discovered the separation of the faradic currents focused on efficient and economical ways to produce hydrogen.

Meanwhile, Grade 7 student from Ecole McTavish, Shaaf Babar, won bronze for his project, Street Smart.

The mobile application detects bumps and potholes and tracks their location for the municipality. It also allows residents to share feedback via Twitters.

Westwood science teacher, Vicki Dawe, accompanied Team Wood Buffalo to the event.

She says working with these brilliant and ambitious young people is such a rewarding experience.

“We have been so fortunate in our region to have the support of families, teachers, school boards, as well as community and industry sponsorship that allows us the opportunity to share our students’ success on the national stage.”

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