BC Students Win Top Honours at the USA Intel International Science & Engineering FairTuesday, May 19, 2015
Raymond Wang (pictured above), from St. Georges School, Vancouver received the Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000 for his project: a new air inlet system for airplane cabins to improve air quality and curb disease transmission.
Vancouver, BC, May 19, 2015--(T-Net)--Two British Columbia students received the grand awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Intel ISEF is the world's largest international pre-college science competition.
Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for grand prizes and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes.
Raymond Wang, 17, from St. Georges School, Vancouver received the Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000 for his project: a new air inlet system for airplane cabins to improve air quality and curb disease transmission.
The Gordon E. Moore Award recognizes the best among outstanding students from around the world for innovative research that has the potential to impact both the research field and the world at large.
Nicole Ticea, 16, from the York House School, Vancouver received one of two Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of $50,000 for developing an inexpensive, easy-to-use testing device to combat the high rate of undiagnosed HIV infection in low-income communities.
The Young Scientist Award recognizes students for their commitment to creating innovative solutions to the problems of tomorrow.
Special Awards were also won by British CColumbia students:
Patent and Trademark Office - $500
Society for Experimental Mechanics - $1,500
Sustainable Design in Transportation - $2,500
Chinese Association of Science and Technology $1,200
Aircraft Cabin Airflow: Curbing Disease Transmission
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - $1,000
Society for Experimental Test Pilots - $1,000
United Technologies Corporation - $3,000 Common Stock shares
About the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia
The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia is the largest science and technology outreach network in the Province supporting science education by inspiring curiosity through the Science Fair program.
To learn more about the Foundation, please visit our website at: www.sciencefairs.ca.
For more information, contact:
Science Fair Foundation BC
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