Get ready for the March 2020 Science / Learning and Maker Fair!
Do you like making things and have a great idea that no one else has thought of?
Or are you curious about something that a simple search in Dr. Google couldn’t answer and want to investigate further?
Then TVSEF is for you!
We are a Maker Fair – we just call it ‘Engineering’, where you make something to make the world a better place and then show off your work at our event.
We are a Learning Fair, where you can share what you learned when curiosity caused you to dig and do some experiments to extend on our knowledge of the world and science around us.
You can meet others your age with similar interests!
You can win prizes!
You can win a trip to the Canada Wide Science Fair, this year held in May 2020 @ Edmonton, Alberta.
Registration for our fair begins on January 15th and runs till March break!
Start working on your project now!
Need some help getting started? We have MENTORS available for the various grades that can help you get started. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out the ‘Students’ tab above.
The 50th Thames Valley Science & Engineering Fair
TVSEF 2020 will be held March 27th till March 29th 2020, at Western University.
Take a look at some of our past winners who went on to the national fair in past years!
Canada Wide Science Fair 2019 in Fredericton
Congratulations Team Thames Valley
2 Gold Medals 4 Silver Medals 3 Bronze Medals 2 Challenge Awards 2 Special Awards
Matthew Zhou: Silver Medal, University Scholarships: Dalhousie $2500, New Brunswick $2500, Ottawa $2000, UBC $2000, Western: $2000
Shayan Mahmood; DeepWave: Cardiac Arrhythmia Diagnosis Using a Deep Learning ECG System; Silver Medal; University Scholarship: Western $2000.
James Iansavitchous: B-ALL Leukemia Treatment: Exploiting Dependency on ROS to Prevent Proliferation; Bronze Medal; University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award; University Scholarships: Ottawa $1000, Western $1000.
Sarah Chun: Effect of COX-1 Inhibition on Tumour Organoids Using SC-560; Silver Medal; University Scholarships: Dalhousie $2500, New Brunswick $2500, Ottawa $2000, UBC $2000, Western: $2000
Áine Pucchio: A Pineapple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away – It’s Not So Difficile; Bronze Medal; University Scholarships: Ottawa $1000, Western $1000.
Tori Chen: Gene Therapy: A Treatment for Diabetic Cardiomyopathy; Gold Medal; Challenge Award – Health Senior; University Scholarships: Dalhousie $5000 Manitoba $5000, New Brunswick $5000, Ottawa $4000, UBC $4000, Western: $4000
Anika Garg: Developing a Self-Sensing Actuator for Use in Wearable Rehabilitation Devices; Bronze Medal; University Scholarships: Ottawa $1000, Western $1000.
Amal Aziz: Smart Photo-Active Trojan Horse Nanoparticle for Alzheimer’s Vascular Therapy; Gold Medal; University Scholarships: Dalhousie $5000 Manitoba $5000, New Brunswick $5000, Ottawa $4000, UBC $4000, Western: $4000
Luciana Tudor: Earth on Fire.
Etienne Joulin: Identification of Genetic Similarities between Parasites and Hosts Using CGR; Silver Medal ; Challenge Award – Discovery Intermediate; Statistical Society of Canada and Biostatistics Section Award Intermediate; University Scholarships: Dalhousie $2500, New Brunswick $2500, Ottawa $2000, UBC $2000, Western: $2000;
These fine students are designated NSERC Young Innovators in recognition of the support provided by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada.
What a great fair!
Thank you to everyone who was a participant, parent, judge, volunteer and supporter!
We hope to see you next year at our big 50th event!
Congratulations Waleed Sawan on winning one of five STEAM Horizon Awards
Congratulations Danish Mahmood on winning the prestigious Weston Innovation Award
He has also been selected as one of 33 Global Teen Leaders from 14 countries
Congratulations Team Thames Valley 2018
Outstanding Results at the CWSF in Ottawa
1 Gold Medal 3 Bronze Medals 2 Special Awards
Matthew Zhou – From Brain to Heart: Complications following Insular Ischemic Stroke – Bronze Medal; Canadian Society for Clinical Chemists Award $1000; University Scholarships: Carleton $1000; Ottawa $1000; Western $1000.
David Wu – The Efficacy of Cancer Chemotherapy Combinations with Cranberry Extract – Bronze Medal; University Scholarships: Carleton $1000; Ottawa $1000; Western $1000.
Seoyoon Kim – Viability Duration of Chemically Fluoresced Red Blood Cells
Jack Christensen – Optimizing Mutation Rates for Genetic Algorithms
Kavin Satheeskumar – Blown Away – Bronze Medal; University Scholarship: Western $1000
Anika Garg – A Novel Water Filtration System Using Natural Materials
Aine Pucchio – E.A.R.T.H.: Environmental Alternatives — Reducing Textile Harm
Lillian Hartley – Saving Ontario Waters
Amal Aziz- A Switchable, Dual-Functioning Trojan Horse for Alzheimer’s Disease Phototherapy – Gold Medal – Youth Can Innovate Award – $1000 ; University Scholarships: Carleton: $4000; Dalhousie: $5000; Manitoba: $5000; Ottawa: $4000; UBC: $4000; Western – $4000;
Wid Alshaikh – Sitting or Standing — Does It Really Matter?
Congratulations to Danish Mahmood who won a Second Award of $1500 and Waleed Sawan who won a Third Award of $1000 and a Qatar Foundation, Research & Development award of $1000 at ISEF, the Olympics Games of the science fair world.
Thank you to everyone: participants, sponsors/donors, judges and other volunteers. It was an amazing event as usual.
Full results and pictures can be viewed here.
If you won an award, but have not received it yet, please send an email to email@example.com
Danish Mahmood from London won first prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Tallinn Estonia on 26 September 2017. Congratulations Danish.
Robert-Jan Smits (Director General, Research & Innovation, European Commission), Kersti Kaljulaid (President of Estonia), Danish Mahmood (Canada), Attila Borics (President of the Jury). 146 young scientists from 38 countries participated. Watch the video.
Dennis Krasnov from London was one of nine students from the Canada Wide Science Fair invited to attend the Prime Minister’s Science Fair in Ottawa on Tuesday 26 September 2017.
Dennis explains his project to the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mona Nemur, Chief Science Advisor, Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science, and Art MacDonald, Nobel Laureate.
Congratulations Team Thames Valley 2017
Outstanding Results at the CWSF in Regina
1 Platinum Award 4 Gold Medals 1 Silver Medal 4 Bronze Medals
Áine Pucchio – Reflections on Climate Change – Environmental Choices for Urban Roofs;
Matthew Zhou – Neuroprotective Effect of Indomethacin against Glutamate Induced Excitotoxicity – Gold Medal; University Scholarship
David Wu – Sensitizing Human Tumour Cells to Cancer Drugs with Cranberry Flavonoids – Silver Medal, University Scholarship
Waleed Sawan – Drip – A Precision Agriculture System for the Developing World – Bronze Medal, University scholarship
Andrew Benn – Magnetic Fields and Fluid Flow; Bronze Medal, University Scholarship
Kavisha Dayarathna – Spices are Key to be Kidney Stone Free – Bronze Medal, University Scholarship
Danish Mahmood – W.I.N.I.T.S. (Wireless Interconnected Non-Invasive Triage System); Platinum Award for best junior project, Gold Medal, Innovation Challenge Award, S.M. Blair Award, Youth Can Innovate Award, University Scholarship.
Dennis Krasnov – Artificial Neural Network for Autonomous Driving – Gold Medal, Information Challenge Award, International Summer School for Young Physicists Award, 5 University Scholarships.
Melanie Jonnalagadda – Glucose-Induced Expression of Endothelin1 & its Relation to Diabetic Retinopathy – Bronze Medal, 2 university scholarships.
Amal Aziz – Developing a Trojan Horse to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease – Gold Medal, Innovation Challenge Award, Youth Can Innovate Award, University Scholarship
Photo Credit: Lubna Mahmood.
Wavefront Internet of Things Summit 2017
Waleed Sawan, Danish Mahmood, Reni Barlow and Amanda Lang.
Friday 24 – Sunday 26 March 2017
Thank you to everyone for another great fair!
Team Thames Valley at the Canada Wide Science Fair 2016
Shirley Liu – Engineering gene vectors for long-term tracking of cell fate in animals with bioluminescence imaging
Susan Lindsay – Delegate
Nancy Liu – The role of Panx3 and CCN1 in intervertebral disc health in mice
Sascha Bodak – Generating Musical Accompaniment Using Machine Learning. Gold Medal; Senior Information Challenge Award; 5 University Entrance Scholarships
Aoife Pucchio – Styrofoam – A Problem We Need to (dis)-Solve. Gold Medal; Manning Innovation Achievement Award; Manning Young Canadian Innovation Award; 5 University Entrance Scholarships
Tori Chen – Sugar Science. Bronze Medal; Western University Entrance Scholarship
Matt Skelton – Phantom Sensations
Amal Aziz – Use of Microbial Proteins as Industrial Biotechnology Hosts to Treat Epilepsy
Kelly MacAlpine – Delegate
David Wu – Turning LEDs Into Power: Considering if LED Power Generators are Possible
Jacob Ender – Phantom Sensations
Danish Mahmood – Efficiency Deficiency: Impact of Cervical Spine Curvature on Brain Efficiency using smart gadget
Caroline Whippey – National Judging Committee
Libro Credit Union Supports TVSEF Outreach Programs
Libro Credit Union has chosen the Thames Valley Science & Engineering Fair for a grant of $5000 in support of our outreach programs. We are so grateful and honoured for this significant recognition.
Every member of Team Thames Valley won a medal.
Kelly MacAlpine – Delegate
Carl Shen (A.B. Lucas SS) – Bronze Medal: “Machine Learning Based Smart Bed Monitoring System”
Sascha Bodak (A.B. Lucas SS)-Bronze Medal: “Predictive Perception Networks: Temperature Forecasting Using Machine Learning”
Dan Alferov (A.B. Lucas SS) – Gold Medal; Manning Young Canadian Innovation Award; Senior Discovery Award: “Using the Perception of Facial Emotions to Aid in Diagnosis of Mood Disorders”
Sarah DeWeerd (A.B. Lucas SS) – Bronze Medal: “The Effect of Playing a Musical Instrument on One’s Memory Capacity”
Gary Shen (A.B. Lucas SS)- Bronze Medal: “Machine Learning Based Smart Bed Monitoring System”
Don McLeod – Delegate
Jessie MacAlpine – Alumna and Volunteer
Caroline Whippey, Registrar and National Judging Committee
David Wu (Orchard Park) – Silver Medal: “Disappearing Monarchs: 7 Years of Study, One Shocking Fact”
Hannah Vanderzwet (Orchard Park) – Silver Medal: “The Magic of Mustard”
Waleed Sawan (Jeanne Sauvé) – Gold Medal: “Every Drop Counts – An Intelligent Farming System”
SeonHo Jang (A.B. Lucas SS) – Bronze Medal: Correlation between tissue changes & back pain in a mouse model of intervertebral disc degeneration
Marie Floryan (A.B. Lucas SS) – Bronze Medal: “Development of Assistive Technology for Recovery from ACL Injury”
Congratulations on a wonderful performance by everyone. We are so proud of you.
Forty Five Years of Success
Smiles at the Awards Ceremony
See where your science project can take you
Alumna Jessie MacAlpine with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bill Gates.
- Silver Medals: Sascha, SeonHo, Victor, and Waleed.
- Bronze Medals: Carl & Gary, Aleksa and Mohamed.
- International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Award and the Challenge Discovery Award: Victor
- Challenge Resources Award: Carl & Gary
- Trip to Australia: Mohamed
- The two Davids represented us wonderfully.
Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
Danila Alferov attended the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles CA. He won the Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology First Award.
Top Twenty Under Twenty
Jessie MacAlpine, now an Alumna, was selected as one of Canada’s Top Twenty Under Twenty.