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April 04, 2006

Pancakes, Art Supplies Top Winners At Student Competition

Nutritious soy pancakes and biodegradable art supplies were among the top winners at the 10th Anniversary of Project SOY (Soybean Opportunities for Youth) and the third annual Guelph Creative Recycling Initiative (GCRI) finale.

Project SOY is an annual contest for U of G students to develop new uses and markets for soybeans. Its success sparked the creation of GCRI, where students create new products from byproducts of the rendering industry.

This year's competition concluded April 3. Winners in each of the two categories (undergraduate/graduate and diploma) were presented with first-, second- and third-place awards of $2,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively. Nine student teams competed in Project SOY and seven competed in GCRI.

In Project SOY, first place in the undergraduate/graduate category went to Sunshine Solutions - Jays Pancakes, an alternative pancakes incorporating various SOY ingredients developed by food science undergraduate students Anangelina Archile, Sarah Ong, Jessica Warnock and Yvonne Yung.

In GCRI, environmental engineering students Lee Weiss and Andrew Fata took top honours for Eco Art. Their entry incorporates yellow grease and tallow from the rendering industry to create a unique line of art supplies, featuring oil paint substitutes and oil pastels.

Second place in Project SOY went to Andrea Kocmarek, Jen Prine and Lee Weiss for Green Bean Café, soy coffees and flavoured soy drink mixes. There was a tie for third place between Delgano, flavoured soy tortilla chips by undergraduate marketing management student Jessica Speziale and Sayward Fetterly and Vivian Law, both undergraduate biological engineering students, and Prot Supreme Soy Wrap, a soy enriched tortilla wrap with soy protein enhanced filling created by Mario Uriate, Sylvia Gutierrez, Argentina Alanis and Juan Ramirez.

In the Project SOY diploma category, Leontily Cordeiro from College d'Alfred took first place for Probisoy, a flavoured nutritional soy drink. Second place went to Ridgetown college student Kathlene Hennings for her Soy Smooth bath powder.

In the Guelph Creative Recycling Initiative, second place went to CowTow Recycling Solutions created by undergraduate biological engineering students David Sopko, Andy Fung, Thomas Burgwin and Craig McDonald. Third place was awarded to Soundblocker, which uses feather meal to create soundproof building material, created by students Sayward Fetterly and Jessica Speziale.

The award in the diploma category went to Ridgetown College student Darryl Ayris for his Enviro Products, which can be used to test for mold in homes. Second place was awarded to Kemptville College students Stefanie Bishop, Vanessa McDougall and Luthur Van Gilst, who reinforced plastic using poultry feathers.

GCRI is sponsored by Rothsay and the University of Guelph. Project SOY is sponsored by Dekalb Brand Seeds, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Maple Leaf Foods International, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Ontario Soybean Growers.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, Ext. 56982.

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