Results of the regional final Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec Est-du-Québec

Two high school students from Notre Dame College in Rivière du Loup, Florence Gagnon, 16, and Alexia Morin, 16, won the highest honor in the Est-du-Québec regional final at Hydro-Québec Science fair. held on 17 and 18 March 2022 at the Maritime Institute of Quebec.

Through their Life Science and Health Science Outreach project, One Lost, Ten Rejected!, they won the First Hydro Quebec Award, given to the best project in all categories combined. This award includes a $750 scholarship and a trophy for each of the recipients.

Project Summary

Here is a description of the project of the two first prize winners: “Have you ever thought about the possibility of regenerating a whole part of our body in the same way as some animals? It is in the content of our science fair that we shed light on this issue. Discover with us animals capable of extraordinary regenerative abilities that we can rely on to unravel these biological mysteries. Drawing inspiration from these organisms and their evolutionary history, we explain human competence in the face of extreme regeneration. »

Florence Gagnon and Alexia Morin also received the following awards:

– Super Expo-sciences, Hydro-Québec, Quebec, final 2022

– Technoscience Network Medal – Senior Gold

– UCAR scholarship

During the award ceremony, some of the 22 exhibitors won several prizes.

The Virtual Science Fair Adventure Continues

A regional delegation consisting of 5 projects, including the winners of the first Hydro-Québec award, will take part in the Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec 2022 final.

The public is invited to rediscover the projects virtually during this final, which will bring together the best projects in Quebec from 22 to 24 April 2022. Visit technoscience.ca to access the event.

Here are the projects that will represent the region next April:

Project: One lost, ten pushed back!

Name: Florence Gagnon and Alexia Morin, 16 years old.

School: College of Notre-Dame-de-Rivière-du-Loup

Project: The Power to Change Everything

Name: Evelyn Berube and Lorelei Ouellet, 16 years old.

School: College of Notre-Dame-de-Rivière-du-Loup

Project: The Factories We’ll Save

Name: Isaac Pitr, 14 years old.

School: Polyvalent Forimont

Project: Mysterious Concretions

Name: Delphine Royer and Laurence Bergeron, 12 years old.

School: Polyvalent Forimont

Project: Monarch Weavers

Name: Alize Richet, 18 years old.

School: Cegep de La Pocatiere

But the competition does not end there: the most outstanding projects can be selected to participate in the All-Canada Science Fair, which will be held next May.

High school and college winners

Young Talent Award

College of Our Lady of the Rivière-du-Loup

Evelyn Berube and Lorelei Ouellet

Average 5

Project: The Power to Change Everything

Energy Hydro-Quebec Award – $250.

Polyvalent Forimon

Isaac Pitre

Secondary 2

Project: Factories will save us

Prize of the Order of Chemists of Quebec – $ 200.

Segep de la Pocatiere

Alize Reacher

College 1

Project: Monarch Weavers

Prix ​​Jeunesse en TI by Réseau ACTION TI – Intermediate – $150

Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere College

Benoit Richet

Average 4

Project: Head to the Stars

Prix ​​Jeunesse en TI by Réseau ACTION TI – College Level – $150

Segep de la Pocatiere

Alize Reacher

College 1

Project: Monarch Weavers

Young Innovators Grant – ADRIQ – $150

College of Our Lady of the Rivière-du-Loup

Xavier Belzil and Maxime Dupont

Average 5

Project: You will be robbed

Antidote Award for Language Quality – Druide Informatics Inc. – JUNIOR

Polyvalent Forimon

Laurence Bergeron and Delphine Royer

Average 1

Project: Mysterious Concretions

Antidote Award for Language Quality – Druide Informatics Inc. OLDER

The Polyvalent School of La Pocatière

Maxim Billion and Sarah-Maud Lamarr

Average 5

Project: Mosquitoes

Curium Award for BLD Publications

College of Our Lady of the Rivière-du-Loup

Kellian Russo and Amy-Rose Tardif

Average 5

Project: Neither girl nor boy…

Marine Award

College of Our Lady of the Rivière-du-Loup

Xavier Belzil and Maxime Dupont

Average 5

Project: You will be robbed

UCAR Scholarship

College of Our Lady of the Rivière-du-Loup

Florence Gagnon and Alexia Morin

Average 5

Project: One lost, ten thrown back!

About Hydro-Québec Science Fairs

Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec is a program of the Technoscience Network and its regional organizations. They were made possible thanks to the support of Hydro-Québec representing the partner. This program is funded by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation through the NovaScience program. The Technoscience Network also enjoys the support of key national partners: the Federation of University and Research Professionals and Ubisoft. The publications BLD (Les Explorateurs, Les Débrouillards and Curium) and La Presse are media partners of Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec.

In eastern Quebec, several regional partners also contributed to the success of the regional final: the Maritime Institute of Quebec, the University of Quebec at Rimouski, Marine Innovation and the Order of Engineers of Quebec.

About Technoscience Est-du-Québec and Technoscience Network

Technoscience Est-du-Québec is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote science and technology, mainly among young people.

The Technoscience Network, whose members are present throughout Quebec, stimulates and spreads the passion for science, technology and innovation among young people, while encouraging the emergence of a new generation of scientists. Réseau Technoscience offers, among others, the following programs: Expo-sciences, Technological Challenges, Les Débrouillards – Scientific Animations and Les Innovateurs à l’école. It also distributes several science and animation kits to elementary and secondary schools.

About NovaScience:

This program aims to promote a greater understanding of science and technology by young people and the general public, and to develop the next generation in these fields.

About the Maritime Institute of Quebec

Founded in 1944, the Maritime Institute of Quebec (IMQ) is recognized for its leadership and is the largest francophone maritime institution in Canada. It provides training and workforce development in five areas of specialization: naval architecture, navigation, marine engineering, professional diving, and operations and supply chain management. To fulfill its mission of supporting the maritime industry, IMQ also offers continuing education services through its Emergency Training Center (CFMU) and its Professional Diving Training Center (CFPP). IMQ also works closely with Innovation Maritime (IMAR), its center for applied marine technology research.

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