September 19, 2023
This weekend was the Science and Technology Fair held at Canterbury University.
Burnside entered its largest team yet, consisting of 21 students participating in all the high school categories. Once again, our students showcased their excellence and secured numerous prestigious awards. Overall our students won eight awards and took home $1,350 worth of prizes.
In the Junior Technology division, Corey Griffith continued his success from last year and demonstrated exceptional skills by securing third place again with his electric vehicle project. The judges commented on how much improvement they had seen since last year’s fair and his technical knowledge and dedication.
The team of Alex Cutforth, Ollie Bonnie, Andrew Wu, and Ezra Cheyne earned a well-deserved second place in the Senior Technology division. Their project featured a robot equipped with an automatic catapult system and pneumatic locking wings designed for the Vex Robotics competition, exemplifying their ingenuity and technical proficiency.
Ethan Davidson and Ashton Brevoort emerged as double winners, clinching third place in the Senior Technology category and the prestigious Callaghan Innovation prize for the most innovative exhibits with commercial potential. Their video game impressed judges with its beautiful design and procedurally generated levels.
Ron Livne claimed the top spot in the Senior Technology division and also secured the second place in the Callaghan Innovation Award. Ron’s project introduced a website that simplifies connections in the music industry, allowing musicians to create listings based on their needs, be it an individual seeking to join a band, a band looking for new members, or venues searching for musical talent.
In the Senior Science division, Lil Ogano’s dedication and talent earned her third place and the title of “Best Exhibit Related to Psychological Science.” Her meticulous research explored the intricate link between music preferences and personality traits, impressing both judges and peers.