Innovation Project

Core Competency

Reflecting on my progress in the Innovation Project, I wanted to focus on Communication as my core competency. I thought that from the beginning, we didn’t all know each other in the group, but we found ways to push through and collaborate together, with communication as a key to success.

I believe that we were refining when it came to communication. Our group did a very good job of letting others know of absences, or other factors that could’ve affected our efficiency on our project.

We were all able to collaborate in an efficient manner by using communication as a way to express ourselves on new ideas that popped up, differences and improvements we could have made.

We all gave each other the chance to speak, and express ourselves with how we felt with a new idea, and that’s what kept it a collaborative project, ensuring that the final product reflected what we had all imagined as a solution for a communication device.



Collaborating on this project was very fun. We came up with a base idea as a walkie-talkie like device, and throughout collaboration and innovation we were able to come out with the Sunergy 3000. Although it took a very long time, with many adjustments, we all equally found ways to enhance our product to what we were all proud of.

We made sure everyone had an equal voice in the project, ensuring that all of our ideas were put together and that we all listened to each other, gave each other feedback, and worked closely to make sure nobody was left behind or confused.



Working on this innovation project turned out to be more fun than anticipated. When we began, the project was not explained well enough and was mixed in with a lot of confusion, but the more we got into the project the better my understanding was.

When working  on the project, there were many wasted boring class blocks given. There was just too much time with no efficiency. The class time given could have been so much more efficient if the instructions were more clear and we were inspired more. (Maybe show the dragon’s den episodes waaay earlier.)

Although the class portion of the project could have been better, the presentation portion of the project was amazing. The judges were able to give very constructive feedback, opening my eye on aspects of our product I had not seen before.

The pitching part of presenting really gave me a new perspective on presentations, instead of a boring class presentation it was a business pitch, one that I might actually use in the real-world in the future. It was really fun being able to present our knowledge and exploration in a new form, instead of the boring old class presentations we’ve been doing since grade one.

Overall, we were able to complete a project together, using innovation and collaboration and we really got to know a lot more about solar energy and circuitry.

Thoughts on Data Analysis 2017

1 – Statistics play a very important role in our day to day lives. They give us insight on research, and a general view of a certain group.

2- Statistics give us a perspective of large groups and a possible view on the future.

3 – People know how to hide bias very well, and it can be hard to determine bias and the information given.

11.1 Factors Influencing Data Collection

When I first read the article, I thought that it was a great form asking students’ which shirt they would purchase.

After learning about influencing factors, I now think there was bias influencing the shirt the students’ would purchase.

In the future, when reading and interpreting survey data, I will analyze the question being asked, and the information and product being given.

Genetic Mutation Story


Part 1:

Hello! I am esophageal cancer and I first appear in the cells inside of my host’s esophagus. I have two closer relatives, Adenocarcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma. The treatments currently available injures both me and my relative.

Humans cannot notice me until I manage to grow nice and big, blocking entrance to my host’s stomach. Sometimes my host can experience weight loss, painful swallowing, pain in the throat, heart burn / ingestion tiredness, loss of appetite and even nausea and vomiting.

Humans currently try to find me by using blood tests, examining the count of blood cells and seeing if anything is abnormal. They have also tried using imaging tests to see through my host’s esophagus, scanning for tumours.

If humans manage to find me, they try to kill me by surgery, but because I’ve already blocked off my host’s stomach, my host will need to have a feeding tube to stay healthy before the surgery, because it is very hard to recover form esophageal surgery.

Part 2:

I had to research the effects, treatment, cancer growth and the recovery process to create my story.

I used digital diagrams to learn about the effects of esophageal cancer through this project.

I first searched for the effects esophageal cancer, and then investigated the consequences and how it developed.

I used, hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society, on of the leaders in Cancer research across the world, and used to cite my source.

I learned about the development and different treatments of a cancer I had not known before, and thought that the story went pretty good overall.



“What Is Esophageal Cancer? – Canadian Cancer Society.” N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2017.