Posted by Sudbury Northern Life
Marc-AndrÃ© Simard and Alex Giles' presentation on neutrinos at the 3rd annual EXTREME VR EXPO finals yesterday wooed the judges and won the first place prize.
"It was another successful year for EXTREME VR and I would like to congratulate all participants and wish them continued success in their studies," Wijdan Malik, Education & Outreach Coordinator at MIRARCO.
The first place prize is an all expense paid trip to present at the 7th annual Canadian E-Learning Conference in Vancouver. The two students of Macdonald Cartier's 4e-Dimension program energetically described the nature of neutrinos with 3D models. They also discussed the kind of work done at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Laboratory (SNOLAB).
"Marc-AndrÃ© and Alex's presentation was a pleasure to watch, their knowledge of this very complex subject was truly impressive," said Malik. "Sudbury will be very well represented in Vancouver by these young gentlemen."
The second place winner was Sean Israelson of Lockerby Composite School's Specialist High Skills Major-Mining Program, with his presentation, "Using Google SketchUp to model and predict the economics of ore mining."
The second place prize is an all expense-paid trip to Toronto to present at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum's (CIM) annual Conference and Exhibition.
"Sean's presentation and 3D model were also impressive, I was surprised by his thorough knowledge mining processes and terminology, the calibre of the top two presentations made the judges' job very difficult," said Malik.
Watch Northern Life's Video report to hear Israelson describe his project. Visit www.northernlife.ca/video and search for "extreme vr".