Top Awards announced at the 2014 Intel ISEF Awards Ceremony

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:18 -- Reni Barlow


The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair was held in Los Angeles, California from May 11th to 16th. Pre-College scientists were chosen from all around the world to enter their projects and participate in the world’s largest science fair. Among them, our nation’s top twelve finalists were chosen by Youth Science Canada to participate as Team Canada-ISEF 2014. In total, these young innovators were competing for over $5 million USD in awards and scholarships.
On May 15th and 16th, the Society for Science & the Public in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced the Special Awards and Grand Awards. This year, the members of Team Canada-ISEF put on spectacular performances and took home a total of 11 Special Awards and 10 Grand Awards! 
Among our winners, fifteen-year-old Nicole Sabina Ticea of Burnaby, BC took home $5,000 USD, the First Award from the Fundació Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation for her project, “Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification System for Point-of-Care HIV Diagnosis.” 
In the category of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Team Canada’s sixteen-year-old Duncan Bayard Stothers from Vancouver, BC won the First Award of $3,000 for his project, “Nanofluid CPU Cooling: Novel Block Design.” Duncan will also have an asteroid named after him. 
About Team Canada-ISEF
Team Canada-ISEF is made up of twelve of Canada’s Top high school scientists selected to represent the nation at this year’s Intel ISEF in Los Angeles, California. They were selected in March by an esteemed expert panel and are mentored in preparation for this prestigious international competition. Team Canada-ISEF is a program coordinated by Youth Science Canada and is generously supported by Intel of Canada. 
For additional information, please contact: 
Brad McCabe, Executive Director 
Youth Science Canada
1550 Kingston Road, Suite 213
Pickering ON 
L1V 1C3