Kaitlyn Coen of Glenmary School Wins Engineering Innovation Award at Canada-Wide Science Fair

  Posted: May 17, 2018

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) proudly congratulates Kaitlyn Coen, a Glenmary School student, who won the Engineering Innovation Award at the 2018 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa.  This award, sponsored by the Engineering Institute of Canada, is awarded for an outstanding project related to engineering demonstrating an innovative, creative and well-tested solution to a real world problem.  Kaitlyn also won a certificate and $750 in prize money.

Kaitlyn’s project, the C-Trailer is a tent/bike trailer used for shelter and transportation for the homeless.  The C-Trailer also provides storage for personal belongings, has a solar energy source, is water-resistant, has a heat-retaining outer lining, and compacts into three different settings depending on your transit and storage needs.  All of the materials for her project, with the exception of the solar energy source, are recycled and refurbished household items.

“I am very proud of the high-quality projects Peace Country students brought to this year’s Canada-Wide Science Fair.  Our students were excellent representatives of local schools and of the Peace Country,” said Glenmary School Teacher and Peace Country Regional Science Fair President Jonathan Pittman.  “This Special Award win is a testament to the dedication and passion Katie has for science and for helping the homeless!”