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Team Canada wins nine awards at hybrid Regeneron ISEF 2022 in Atlanta, GA

Ottawa, May 13, 2022 – Ten young scientists selected by Youth Science Canada represented the country from May 7 to 13, at the 2022 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair – the most prestigious youth STEM project competition in the world. The Team Canada-ISEF students brought home seven grand awards and two special awards.

“The Team Canada finalists once again excelled at this year’s ISEF,” says Prof. Patrick Whippey, chair of Youth Science Canada’s selection panel. “During the event, the students showed their outstanding level of knowledge, curiosity, and commitment to STEM through their projects. The creativity, constant inquisitiveness, and eagerness to learn led these students through the competition.”

Seven grand awards were presented to Team Canada-ISEF during the 2022 hybrid event:

Second Award – Behavioural and social sciences, $2,000, George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award
Haolin Li, Crescent School, Ontario, Canada
Decoding the Underlying Neural Activity of Neurodegeneration in Traumatic Brain Injury

Second Award – Earth and environmental sciences, $2,000, George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award
Artash Nath, Bloor Collegiate Institute, Ontario, Canada
The Silence of Global Oceans: Acoustic Impact of the COVID-19 Lockdown

Third Award – Biomedical engineering, $1,000, George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award
Hardit Singh, Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, Ontario, Canada
Speculor: A Comprehensive Teleophthalmology Platform for People Centered Eyecare

Third Award – Energy: sustainable materials and design, $1,000, George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award
Calvin Karthik, Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute, Ontario, Canada
A Mighty Mushroom and the Power of Poop: Testing Biogas Production Using Spent Mushroom Substrate V2

Fourth Award – Cellular and molecular biology, $500, part of the George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award
Anna Voia, College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Quebec, Canada
Effect of Mimosa Plant Phytochemicals on the Stress Response Pathways of Caenorhabditis elegans

Fourth Award – Earth and environmental sciences, $500, George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award
Julie Sieg, Earl Haig Secondary School, Ontario, Canada
The Effects of Increased Sea Temperature on Phytoplankton Community Composition by Cell Size

Fourth Award – Robotics and intelligent machines, $500, George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award
Henry Zhao, Collingwood School, British Columbia, Canada
Low-Cost Quadruped Robot With Rough Terrain Traversal, Obstacle Avoidance, and Autonomous Navigation

Two special awards were presented to Team Canada-ISEF during the 2022 hybrid event:

Certificate of Honorable Mention, a 1-year free student membership to the INCOSE, and free virtual admission to the 2022 International Symposium of the INCOSE
Henry Zhao, Collingwood School, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Low-Cost Quadruped Robot With Rough Terrain Traversal, Obstacle Avoidance, and Autonomous Navigation

Hardit Singh, Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, Waterloo, Ontario , Canada
Speculor: A Comprehensive Teleophthalmology Platform for People Centered Eyecare

“The success of these Canadian students at Regeneron ISEF shows the importance of being curious and seeking answers to scientific questions to better the world through STEM,” says Reni Barlow, executive director of Youth Science Canada, the national charitable organization behind Team Canada-ISEF since 1995. “The projects presented were outstanding and represent the level of excellence in Canada’s young scientists.”

For more information on Team Canada and ISEF, please visit youthscience.ca.

About Youth Science Canada

Youth Science Canada fuels the curiosity of Canadian youth through STEM projects. A registered charity incorporated in 1966, YSC delivers on its mission through national programs including mySTEMspace, the National STEM Fair Network, Canada-Wide Science Fair, STEM Expo, Team Canada representation at international fairs and Smarter Science professional development for teachers. Through these programs, YSC provides direct support to the more than 500,000 students who do STEM projects in any given year.

For more information:
Dalia Esposito
Torchia Communications
Cell: (514) 654-2635
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