Team Canada-ISEF 2013 Announced

Sun, 2013-03-17 16:27 -- Reni Barlow

Eighteen of Canada’s top high school scientists have been selected by Youth Science Canada to represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) from May 12-17 in Phoenix, Arizona. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair.

Team Canada-ISEF 2013 was selected by a distinguished panel of 18 university faculty, industry researchers, educators and Team Canada-ISEF alumni through a competitive national selection process that began in October and concluded today as part of Youth Science Month.

Last year, the 18 members of Team Canada-ISEF put on a world-class performance, bringing home a total of 30 awards, including one of two $50,000 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards presented to the best of the best, three of the seventeen $5,000 Best of Category Awards, and four First Place Grand Awards.

This year’s Team Canada-ISEF includes 5 Intel ISEF veterans and 13 newcomers from Alberta, Ontario, and Québec. They are (left to right, top to bottom in photo):

  • Dan Alferov- London ON

    Neural Correlates of Conscious Awareness during Perceptual Organization

  • Sruti Arulmani - Mississauga ON

    Enhancement of Biofuel Production through Novel Bioelectrosynthesis Characterization of E. coli

  • Maya Burhanpurkar - Shanty Bay ON

    The First Validation of the Physical Nature of the Time Integral of Displacement

  • Minuoja Chandramohan - Montréal QC

    Cocoa polyphenol extract inhibits interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) production in murine

  • Adelina Corina Cozma - Richmond Hill ON

    Neural Plasticity: Novel Language Learning through Digital Technology

  • Jennifer Csele - Welland ON

    Creating PEAS: Portable Elemental Analysis System

  • Sarah Julia Hyslop - Calgary AB

    The Road to Novel Antibiotics

  • Zeyu Liu - Calgary AB

    A Novel Modular Repulsive Type Hybrid Magnetic Bearing for FES Systems

  • Jessie MacAlpine - Woodstock ON

    Mustard oil as an apicomplexan-targeting drug therapy for Plasmodium falciparum

  • Sujay Nagaraj - Calgary AB

    Understanding the Role of Platelet Derived Growth Factor in the Function of Glioblastoma Brain Tumor

  • Arjun Nair - Calgary AB

    A Synergistic Approach in Treating Cancer via Photothermal Therapy and HSP90 Inhibition

  • Avinash Pandey - Waterloo ON

    Improving Longterm Compliance to Life Saving Medications

  • Ankita Saxena - Calgary AB

    Beta-Amyloid in Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • Sarthak Sinha - Calgary AB

    Discovering and Defining The Role of Cilia In Dermal Stem Cell Communication

  • Janelle Tam - Waterloo ON

    Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystals: An Effective Antimicrobial Agent

  • Rajiv Thamburaj - Brampton ON

    Fuels of the Future: An Optimized Fuel Blend for Lower Emissions

  • Fan Zhang - Ottawa ON

    Mobile Vision - An Efficient Algorithm and its Applications

  • Young Zhou - London ON

    Effect of Ginseng on β-Amyloid in Alzheimer’s Disease

Team Canada-ISEF is a program of Youth Science Canada and is generously supported by Intel of Canada.