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Invitation: Inspired to Change the World

May 7, 2010

Intel and Youth Science Canada invite you to meet Canada’s next generation of science innovators as they prepare to take on the world. Sixteen of the country’s top high-school student scientists will be gathering in Toronto before they head off to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest science fair. We invite you to celebrate their send-off with a news conference and display of their projects. 

Date: Friday, May 7, 2010

Time: News conference from 10:00a.m.–10:30a.m.
            Projects on display from 10:30a.m.–2:00p.m.

Location: First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto (main lobby)

Speakers at the news conference:
- Mr. Doug Cooper, Country Manager, Intel of Canada
- Hon. John Milloy, Ministry of Research & Innovation; Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
- Mr. Reni Barlow, Executive Director, Youth Science Canada
- Mr. Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo Inc. and former CIO and executive vice president at Indigo Books and Music (and a former member of the Intel ISEF Team Canada)

The Team Canada students will then be travelling to San Jose, California, to compete against 1,500 students from more than 50 countries and have the chance to win a portion of the nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships at Intel ISEF. Intel ISEF encourages students to tackle challenging scientific questions, using authentic research practices to create solutions to the problems of tomorrow, and the Canadian students have delivered. You can find a summary of the students and their projects below.

Please join us on Friday, May 7 at First Canadian Place to see how high school students benefit from the opportunities offered by science and technology education – and how investments in education can help Canada to develop the next generation of inventors and business leaders.

RSVP: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Emilija Businskas, Hill & Knowlton, 416.413.4758

2010 Intel ISEF Team Canada Members:

Is there a high school student near you participating? Here’s the Team Canada 2010 which includes five previous ISEF veterans and 11 newcomers from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. They are:

• Dheevesh Arulmani – Mississauga ON
Bio-Inspired Photonic Fuel Cell

• Adelina Corina Cozma – Richmond Hill ON
Slow It Down to Speed It Up: Breaking Through the Window of Autism

• Claire Edgcumbe – Vancouver BC
Do NMDA receptors affect early brain development?

• Emma Graham – Ottawa ON
Novel Synthesis: Imidacloprid CYP450 Pesticide Synergist from Dill Lowers Surface Runoff Toxicity

• Kimberly Gulevich – Fort St. John BC
Got Gas?: Feasibility of a Methane Capture System

• Taneille Johnson – Fort St John BC
Functional Analysis of Telomerase Mutations in Dyskeratosis Congenita

• Uliana Kovaltchouk – Winnipeg MB
Molecule Insights on DNA Uptake and Transit Pathways in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

• Brian Krug – Guelph ON
Catechin’s anti-angiogenic effects in epithelial ovarian cancer

• Christopher Nielsen – Calgary AB
Robust Displacement Estimation Employing Inexpensive Webcam Based Optical Flow

• Supritha Nilam – St.Catharines ON
Effect of Anti-Oxidants in Improving Plant Dynamics through Fertilizer Use Efficiency

• Ryan Peng – Saskatoon SK
Development of a High Speed Flash Technique for Compact Digital Cameras

• Janelle & Vivienne Tam – Waterloo ON
Mini Magnetic Muck Managers

• Kent Williams-King – Bragg Creek AB
Aesalon: Visualizing Dynamically-Allocated Memory in Real-Time

• Mary Zhao – Vancouver BC
Grasping Water: Exploring a Novel Method of Inducing Precipitation

• Jonathan Zhou – Coquitlam BC
Constructing Inverse Limits With Upper Semi-Continuous Functions