For the second year in a row, a Canadian has captured the prestigious International Cooperation Prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). Earlier today, Jessie MacAlpine of Woodstock, Ontario (left in photo) won the award for her project, Mustard Oil as an Apicomplexan-Targeting Drug Therapy for Plasmodium falciparum - a promising cure for malaria that uses a cooking oil common in developing countries and costs one million times less than the current leading antimalarial drug. Read more
Ann Makosinski (15) of Victoria, BC (centre left in photo) won the age 15-16 category at this year’s Google Science Fair, becoming the first Canadian to win an award in the global online event.
Ten top young scientists from Ontario and Québec represented Canada at the MILSET Expo-Sciences International from September 13-19 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The biennial event, which featured over 1,500 participants from 65 countries in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, welcomed over 30,000 visitors, including students, members of the general public, and special guests. Canada's Ambassador to the UAE, Arif Lalani (centre in photo), met the team and visited each of their projects. Read more
Adam Noble's groundbreaking work with nanosilver - the focus of two highly successful science fair projects - was featured tonight on CBC TV's The National.
His work includes:
Ann Makosinski (15) of Victoria, BC has been selected as one of 15 finalists in the third annual Google Science Fair. Her project, The Hollow Flashlight, involved the design and construction of a highly original device that converts body heat into light resulting in a steady flashlight beam without the use of batteries or other energy sources. "I got the inspiration for my project when I found out humans are actually like 100 watt walking light bulbs. We have so much thermal energy in us, so why aren't we using it?", she noted. Read more
Four Canadians are among the 90 regional finalists announced today in the third annual Google Science Fair (GSF). Similar in structure to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the GSF groups projects into three age categories with all projects in the age category competing against each other, regardless of the type of science.
Once again this year, Youth Science Canada alumni were prominent amongst the recipients of the Top 20 Under 20 Awards, presented at a ceremony in Toronto today. Six of the twenty young Canadians honoured this year are Canada-Wide Science Fair and/or Team Canada-ISEF alumni.
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce the 9 alumni who have been selected to serve as Ambassadors at CWSF 2013 in Lethbridge - the result of a highly competitive process involving 47 applicants.
Three alumni have been selected as Senior Ambassadors, who will each lead a team with a particular specialization - finalist interaction, judging support, and social media.
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The 15 finalists win an all-expenses paid trip in September to the gala event at Google HQ in California, where Canada has been represented each year since the event started:
2011 - Chris Neilsen - Calgary, Alberta
2012 - Yassine Bouanane - Laval, Québec.
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.
Youth Science Canada (YSC) is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Program will be returning for the 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Lethbridge, Alberta. The CWSF Ambassadors are former CWSF finalists who have graduated from secondary school and who will interact with finalists and delegates throughout the week. Ambassadors have the opportunity to participate first-hand in the planning and delivery of Canada's premiere youth science event.
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The Canadian Young Scientist Journal (CYSJ) offers high school students the opportunity for PhD-reviewed academic publication of their research and ideas.
Canadian Science Publishing - publisher of the National Research Council (NRC) Research Press journals - announced today that Sarthak Sinha is the winner of the 2012 NRC Research Press Scholarship that recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of a contributor to the Canadian Young Scientist Journal (CYSJ).
On January 30, 2013, Google launched the third annual Google Science Fair. This online science competition is open to young people aged 13 to 18 from around the world - working as an individual or in a team. It offers young people the chance to explore an area of science that they're passionate about - and compete for prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Today's National Post includes a special supplement highlighting STEM education in Canada. The cover features Canada-Wide Science Fair and Team Canada-ISEF alumnus Ben Gulak, as well as an opinion piece by Executive Director Reni Barlow, reproduced below.
Adam Noble (18) of Lakefield, Ontario won the International Cooperation Award at today's award ceremony for the 2012 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), in Bratislava, Slovakia. In addition to Canada, the guest countries competing for this award, with a cash value of 5,000 Euros, included China, New Zealand, South Korea, and three top projects from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the USA. Read more
Adam Noble (18) of Lakefield, Ontario is representing Canada at the 2012 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), which opened today in Bratislava, Slovakia. Bringing together 83 projects from 36 countries in the European Union (EU), associated and other countries, and invited guest countries, EUCYS is the science fair championships for the EU.
Yassine Bouanane (17) of Laval, Québec has been selected as one of 15 finalists in the second annual Google Science Fair. His project, Soleil, où es-tu? (Sun, where are you?), involved the development of a device that automatically orients solar panels perpendicular to the sun to maximise their energy output. Bouanane's device delivers 36.5% more energy than a standard solar panel under the same conditions. Read more
Youth Science Canada alumni were front-and-centre at today's Youth in Motion 2012 Top 20 Under 20 Awards announcement. Seven of the twenty young Canadians honoured this year are Canada-Wide Science Fair and/or Team Canada-ISEF alumni.
This year's recipients include:
Four Canadian projects are among the 90 regional finalists announced today in the second annual Google Science Fair (GSF). Similar in structure to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the GSF groups projects into three age categories with all projects in the age category competing against each other, regardless of the type of science.
The four Canadian projects are: