Team Canada-ISEF 2011 Announced

Sun, 2011-03-20 12:26 -- Reni Barlow

Twenty 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) May 8-13 in Los Angeles, California. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest science fair.

Team Canada-ISEF 2011 was selected by a distinguished panel of 20 university faculty, industry researchers, educators and Team Canada alumni through a competitive national selection process that began in October and concluded today as part of Youth Science Month.
Last year, the 16 members of Team Canada-ISEF brought home eight grand awards and six special awards. Winners included Dheevesh Arulmani of Mississauga, Ontario who won one of three $10,000 Google Awards for his innovative fuel cell technology project, and four special awards won by Adelina Corina Cozma of Richmond Hill, Ontario for her work using computer software to slow speech, improving communication with autistic children. Both are returning to the team this year.
This year’s Team Canada-ISEF includes 7 ISEF veterans and 13 newcomers from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Québec, and Saskatchewan. They are:
  • Dheevesh Arulmani – Mississauga ONPhotoelectrochemical Approach to PEM Fuel Cells Using Hydrodynamic Voltammetry
  • Réda Bensaidane & Alexandre Lemieux - Québec City QCGeneration of Dopaminergic Neurons from SKPs: Novel Treatment for Parkinson's Disease
  • Sabrina Bouchard - Sherbrooke QCInhibition of the ATPase activity of the Hepatitis C virus NS3 protein by Human lactoferrin
  • Adelina Corina Cozma – Richmond Hill ONGrowing Up 'In Sync': Connecting a Bridge to an Autistic Mind's World
  • Anqi Dong - Saskatoon SKProbabilistic Inference of Pathways of Infection
  • Howard Feng - Richmond Hill ONIdentification of Ezrin as a Colonic Substrate for Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Sigma (σ)
  • Emma Graham - Ottawa ONThe Role of Oncogenic Lesions in Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Ovarian Cancer
  • Nick Johnston - Surrey BCComputer-Aided Telepathic Communications
  • Michael Lemanski - Toronto ONThe Mysterious Behavior of KF3- and its Relevance to 41Ca Analysis
  • Zeyu Liu - Calgary ABTraffic Lights Fuzzy Controller
  • Christopher Nielsen - Calgary ABIndoor Ground Manifold Tracking through Low-Cost Stereoscopy
  • Lexie Penny - Grimsby ONNiagara Region's Environmental Impact on Water Quality of Lake Ontario
  • Lauren Reid - Uxbridge ONReducing the Cut-In Wind Speed of Wind Turbine Blades by Redirecting the Boundary Layer Airflows
  • Megan Schlorff - Hanover ONWinds of Change: A Novel Approach to Wind Electricity Generation Systems for Developing Regions
  • Rui Song - Saskatoon SKRacing to find molecular markers to differentiate pathogen races attacking lentil crops
  • Janelle Tam & Vivienne Tam - Waterloo ONCellulose Crystals Clean and Cure
  • Grace Wang - London ONModulation of ERK5 in Inhibiting Breast Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion
  • Linda Wei - Vancouver BCTrinovopan: Pre-Clinical Development of a Novel Anti-Cancer Combinational Therapy
Team Canada-ISEF is a program of Youth Science Canada and is generously supported by Intel of Canada, UOIT, and Genome Canada.