We were honoured to host three students who received awards at the 2019 Canada wide Science Fair held in Fredericton NB.   The Thames Valley students consistently perform at a high level compared to other cities.  This year local students received 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze, 2 Challenge Awards 2 Special Awards.  The whole group is pictured below.  For the individual projects for Lucinana Tudor, Shayan Mahmood, and James Iansavitchous continue reading the next page.
  Luciana, an Ochard Park P.S. studied Earth on Fire,
Which is a project focused on forest fires and forest fire management. The primary goal was to conduct experiments that are as similar as possible to actual techniques used within the forest fire management industry and determine the most effective strategy
  Shayan studied Deep Wave Cardiac Diagnosis 
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of deaths worldwide. The electrocardiogram (ECG) is commonly used to measure the electrical activity of the heart. Manual interpretation of ECG signals is often prone to errors. DeepWave presents an efficient method for interpreting ECG signals to detect cardiac arrhythmias using a recurrent neural network. DeepWave predicts arrhythmias with 90% accuracy and identifies related arrhythmia classes with similar morphologies.
James a Lucas student Studied B-ALL Luekemia Treatment
Investigation of genetic alterations in important antioxidant response and repair pathways in leukemic B-cells revealed a dependency in maintaining a state of oxidative stress. N-acetylcysteine effectively prevented rapid growth of the cells through reactive oxygen species scavenging, a safer mechanism than existing treatments. With established uses in the healthcare system, N-acetylcysteine can be efficiently repurposed for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment.