him with tough questions.
All the students are judged according to scientific thought, original
creativity/ artistic requirements, oral presentation, display
and project and log book.
Rami's project was
one of the twelve in the Computing and Information Technology
category. The other categories were: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical
Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Health
Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
In the late afternoon,
hundreds of students, teachers and family members gathered at
the Ottawa Congress Centre for the Awards Ceremony. There was
nearly $1 million in cash, scholarships and exclusive science
opportunities to be distributed. At the announcement of the Division
Awards, it was an exciting and proud moment to hear Rami Sayar's
name announced as one of the Bronze Medal winners for the Computing
and Information Technology category. He was awarded $300 cash
from Intel Canada Ltd. and $1000 Scholarship from the University
of Ottawa. Rami's family was present to celebrate with him.
The event was an impressive
display of young innovators and future top scientists and leaders.
The recognition of Ramis achievements at the nation-wide
level is truly a marked success for Vanier to celebrate. Rami
will continue on as part of the team heading to the 12th Expo-Sciences
International in Tunisia in July 2009.
The projects that won
the Grand Awards were:
Junior, $5000: Garlic's
Potential as a Biological Seed Treatment
Intermediate, $5000: Voice Activated Navigator for the Blind
Senior, $5000 and Best in Fair, $10,000: Plastic Not Fantastic
Mathematics & Science Centre
TAKEN AT THE COMPETITION