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Northern Secondary students win at the Toronto Science Fair

Northern Secondary students win at the Toronto Science Fair

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Categories: Happenings @ TDSB, School Web Stories, Teaching and Learning

Congratulations to Northern Secondary School students Frank Jiang and Sam Zhang  for winning the Ryerson University Applied Science and Technology Award at the Toronto Science Fair on April 6th, 2013 for their work on magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thrusters.

This science fair happens once a year and is open to all K to 12 students in Toronto. The focus of of event is on student-directed inquiry.  The students in grades 7 to 12 compete with their own age groups. They present their projects to experts in the field from universities, industry, hospitals and engineers.  Over 350 students in the grades 7-12 category participated. 

"This was truly a thrilling experience. We learned a lot through this experiment, both the theoretical physics behind MPD thrusters, as well as the applications of these thrusters in aerospace technology", said Frank Jiang. "The applications of MPD thrusters include improved ion thrusters for space travel as well as increased efficiency in the existing fleet of space shuttles."  

"It takes a school board committed to safety with a yes-we-can attitude where everyone pitches in, which enables high standards of learning and creativity," said Program Coordinator for Science and Technology, Stephan Bibla. "To ensure that everything proceeded safely, TDSB Master Electrician Brian Sova volunteered his time and expertise to oversee the experiment."

For those of you interested in learning more about their experiment, read on. Warning, it may strain your brain. When asked about the experiment, this is what Frank and Sam had to say:

"The experiment was the acceleration of ionized gas through the Lorentz force. The experiment was to determine whether there was a correlation between the inlet gas flow and the frequency of plasma flares. We found that there seems to be a quadratic relationship between the inlet gas flow and the frequency of plasma flares which reached a peak of 35 cubic feet per hour (35 CFH)."
 
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