Four Lambton students competing at national science fair

Annabelle Rayson was awarded Best in Fair project at the 2021 Lambton County Science Fair. April 2021. (Photo provided by LCSF)

Four Lambton County students are competing at the Canada-Wide Science Fair to be held virtually May 17 to 21.

The four were judged to have the best projects in this year’s Lambton County Science Fair that was also a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advancing to the national competition are:

Krish Modi for A Novel POC Blood Clotting Time Test Method: Prothrombin Time Test Cartridge

Kiran Prasad for A Study on Anxiety, Depression and Technology Use of Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Annabelle Rayson for Munching Madness: An Innovative Analysis of Zooplankton Biomanipulation for Algae Bloom Prevention

Shlok Shah for A Rescue Alarm System

A total of 11 other projects received Gold, Silver or Bronze awards.

“The last twelve months or so has been difficult for everyone, but we want to thank our sponsors, judges and the students for their continued support and we look forward to 2022 when we hope to get back to holding an in-person fair again,” said Organizing Committee Chair, Stephanie Lobsinger.  “The most difficult issue when going virtual was with respect to judging.  Rather than being able to meet interactively with the student, you have to work from a written submission and a phone call.”

There were 21 entries this year with submissions completed by April 5 and judging taking place over the following week.

The Lambton County Science Fair has averaged about 100 projects each year from 135 students until it had to be cancelled outright in 2020.

-With files from Colin Gowdy