Media Advisory/Photo-Op - Ingenious biofilter earns Ontario teen the 2013 Weston Youth Innovation Award
Ontario Science Centre announces winner of national prize
TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Join us as we honour the 2013 Weston Youth Innovation Award winner Adam Noble, from Lakefield, Ontario. The Ontario teen has invented a novel biofilter using Euglena (a single-celled organism) that removes potentially hazardous nano-silver from water. Noble's biofilter is tentatively planned to be deployed in Lindsay and Peterborough this summer, and he is now devising a way to use the captured nano-silver in cancer treatments.
The Weston Youth Innovation Award was established to encourage and recognize young Canadian innovators and was named in recognition of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation's $15 million lead gift to the Ontario Science Centre's Agents of Change initiative and to honour the Foundation's support and commitment to education.
|WHAT:||Presentation of the 2013 Weston Youth Innovation Award|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.|
|WHO:||Adam Noble, 2013 Weston Youth Innovation Award Winner|
|Lesley Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Science Centre|
|Dr. Hooley McLaughlin, Vice President Science Experience and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre, Award Jury Member|
|Serena Mitchell, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, Award Jury Member|
|Walter Stoddard, Researcher/Programmer - Engineering Science, Ontario Science Centre|
|Andressa Lacerda, PhD Candidate, Researcher, Trent University|
|WHERE:||Weston Family Innovation Centre, Level 6, Ontario Science Centre|
|770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON|
SOURCE: Ontario Science CentreFor further information:
Anna Relyea, Director, Strategic Communications, Ontario Science Centre