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
     
RELEASE:     http://cnw.ca/9ggnGd

 

SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre

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Anna Relyea, Director, Strategic Communications, Ontario Science Centre
416-696-3273, Anna.Relyea@osc.on.ca