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Walker Industries 2014 Sustainability Report

Investing in Niagara’s Youth

At Walker Industries, good science is important to our business decisions. Encouraging a love of science in youth is important for the long-term sustainability of our businesses. It is for this reason we sponsored the Niagara Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NRSEF) for the first time in 2014.

NRSEF is dedicated to the encouragement of science in students within the Niagara region. They challenge students to apply scientific methods to research an issue or a problem that they are passionate or curious about. NRSEF then awards students who excel. Students can apply their minds to problems in an array of scientific disciplines including mathematics, engineering, biology, chemistry and behavioural sciences.

Our own Laura Bratley had the privilege of awarding the Walker Environmental Group Trophy to Shabaz Momi, a Grade-8 student at Glynn A. Green Public Elementary School in Pelham, Ontario. Shabaz developed a “ T3Board” — an anti-tendinitis keyless keyboard. He used creative research techniques such as measuring the movement of his fingers and wrists on a normal keyboard with elastics and tape, and showcased his keen computer programming skills by writing over 20,000 lines of code in order for his invention to work successfully. Shabaz showed extraordinary innovative thinking with his winning creation.

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