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Math Fair 2002

 

The Math Fair project took place this year amidst the teacher’s job action. Yet despite this obstacle, ten projects were entered in the Computational and Mathematical Sciences category at the 2002 Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF) and of these, two were selected to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in May 2002.

The mathematics projects entered in the 2002 GVRSF and their corresponding medals and awards are given below:

Student Name(s)

School Name

Project Title

GVRSF Medal

PIMS Award

Rochelle Leung

York House School

Decrypting the math behind cryptography and its ciphers

Gold Intermediate

First

Gabrielle Arden

Burnaby South Secondary

Forecasting weather with neural networks

Gold Intermediate

Second

Jack Xu,

Alex Vlasceanu

Lord Roberts Elementary

ESL lesson

Silver

Junior

 

Queenie Chou

Richmond Incentive Program

Smart music: Relationship between music and math

Silver Intermediate

 

Pearly Trinh, Elaine Lee

Windermere Secondary

RSA algorithm cryptology

Silver

Senior

Third

Frank Sun, Winnie Ho

Windermere Secondary

Matrices and cryptology

Bronze Senior

Second

Harvey Zhang

Burnaby North Secondary

Inscribed triangles in circles and ellipses

 

Second

Galina Meleger, Kathryn Cheng

York House School

The golden number

 

Third

Sean Sutherland

Sentinel Secondary

The twin paradox

 

 

Jenny Chu, Stephanie Yu

York House School

Chinese steelyard vs. modern day balance

 

 

 

The students selected to attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair were:

Gabrielle Arden of Burnaby South Secondary School

Forecasting weather with neural networks

Rochelle Leung of York House School

Decrypting the math behind cryptography and its ciphers

Considering there were only ten projects entered in the Computational and Mathematical Sciences category, it is noteworthy that the GVRSF judges selected two of these projects as part of the top ten projects at the entire science fair.

At the Canada-Wide Science Fair, Gabrielle Arden won a Gold Medal and a $2000 scholarship to the University of Western Ontario in the Intermediate Computational and Mathematical Sciences category, and Rochelle Leung won a Bonze Medal and a $1000 scholarship to the University of Western Ontario in the same category. Congratulations to both students on their outstanding projects!

 

Gabrielle Arden with her project, Forecasting Weather with Neural Networks, at the 2002 GVRSF.

 

 

Rochelle Leung with her project, Decrypting the Math behind Cryptography and its Ciphers, at the 2002 GVRSF.

Klaus Hoechsmann
[September 28, 2002]


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