Raymond Wang of Canada Wins $75,000 Top Prize at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Thu, 2015-05-21 16:29 -- Dominic Tremblay

Raymond Wang of Canada Wins $75,000 Top Prize

at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

 

May 2015 – Youth Science Canada congratulates Team Canada ISEF 2015 on an incredible showing at this year’s Intel ISEF in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Competing against 1,700 young scientists from 75 countries, Team Canada ISEF’s contingent of 12 earned a total of 36 awards including two Best of Category awards and the top two prizes.

        

Raymond Wang of Vancouver, BC received the Gordon E. Moore Award, a US$75,000 prize named in honor of the Intel co-founder and fellow scientist. Raymond, 17, was awarded first place for engineering a new air inlet system for airplane cabins to improve air quality and curb disease transmission at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. His system improves the availability of fresh air in the cabin by more than 190 percent while reducing pathogen inhalation concentrations by up to 55 times compared to conventional designs, and can be easily and economically incorporated in existing airplanes.

 

Nicole Ticea of Burnaby, BC received the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of US$50,000 from the Intel Foundation. Nicole, 16, received the award for developing an inexpensive, easy-to-use testing device to combat the high rate of undiagnosed HIV infection in low-income communities. Her disposable, electricity-free device provides results in an hour and should cost less than $5 to produce. She has already founded her own company, which recently received a US$100,000 grant to continue developing her technology.

 

“Congratulations to Raymond, Nicole and all of this year’s Team Canada ISEF! Their success truly demonstrates the strength of innovation and determination being achieved by Canadian youth,” said Brad McCabe, Executive Director, Youth Science Canada. “We look forward to following their continued progress and success in STEM. These youth are some of Canada’s next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists and academics.”

 

Each year, promising young scientists from across Canada are selected to represent Team Canada at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  A scientific review panel of twenty-five scientists, engineers and academics each with their Ph.D selects the team, annually.

 

Awards received included:

 

·      Raymond Wang – Vancouver, BC

o  The Gordon E. Moore Award - $75,000

o  Intel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award

o  Best of Category Award – Engineering Mechanics - $5,000

o  First Award – Engineering Mechanics - $3,000

o  United Technologies Corporation ($3,000 in UTC common shares)

o  Society of Experimental Test Pilots, First Place ($1,000)

o  NASA Award, Third Place ($1,000)

·      Nicole Ticea – Burnaby, BC

o  Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award - $50,000

o  Intel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award

o  Best of Category Award – Biomedical and Health Sciences - $5,000

o  First Award – Biomedical and Health Sciences – $3,000

o  U.S. Global Development Lab ($10,000)

o  China Association for Science and Technology ($1,200)

·      Aditya Mohan – Ottawa, ON

o  First Award – Biomedical and Health Sciences – $3,000

o  American Association of Pharmaceutical Studies, First Place ($2,000)

·      Amit Scheer – Ottawa, ON

o  Second Award – Biomedical and Health Sciences – $1,500

·      Janice Pang – Coquitlam, BC

o  Fourth Award – Biomedical and Health Sciences – $500

·      Daniel McInnis – Ottawa, ON

o  Third Award – Computational Biology and Bioinformatics – $1,000

·      Emily Cross – Thunder Bay, ON

o  Fourth Award – Earth and Environmental Sciences – $500

o  American Geosciences Institute, First Place ($1,000)

·      Ann Makosinski – Victoria, BC

o  Fourth Award – Energy: Physical – $500

o  Patent and Trademark Office Society, First Award ($500)

·      Duncan Stothers – Vancouver, BC

o  Second Award – Engineering Mechanics - $1,500

o  Society for Experimental Science Inc., Second Place ($1,500)

o  Alcoa Foundation - Sustainable Design in Transportation, First Prize ($2,500)

·      Candace Brooks-Da Silva – Windsor, ON

o  Second Award – Engineering Mechanics - $1,500

o  Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Second Place ($500)

o  NASA Award, First Place ($5,000)

·      Ben Friesen

o  Oracle Academy - $5,000

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