Media alert/Photo opportunity: Meet Canada's next generation of innovators as
they prepare to take on the world

TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Discover Canadian high school student science projects that examine climate change, clean energy, autism, cancer, and more.

    Event: News conference and public showcase of projects from the top 16
    Canadian high school students who will be representing Canada at the
    world's largest science and engineering fair (Intel ISEF).

    When:     Friday, May 7, 2010
              10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (news conference)

    Where:    First Canadian Place - Main Floor Lobby
              100 King Street West
              Toronto, Ontario

    Visuals and interview opportunities:

    -   Canada's top high school student scientists and their ground-breaking
        projects. Many Intel ISEF students have, or are in the process of
        applying for, a patent for their research.

    -   Hon. John Milloy, Minister of Research & Innovation and Minister of
        Training, Colleges & Universities viewing the projects and talking
        about science education and innovation

    -   Doug Cooper, Country Manager of Intel Canada discussing the
        importance of science and technology education and what it means for
        Canada's future growth and prosperity

    -   Michael Serbinis, Chief Executive Officer of Kobo Inc. and past Intel
        ISEF participant discussing how science education helped him prepare
        for his chosen career

    -   Reni Barlow, Executive Director, Youth Science Canada discussing the
        mentorship Team Canada-ISEF students receive in preparation for Intel


Media are invited to attend a send-off event for the students of Team Canada-ISEF who have been chosen to represent Canada at the world's largest pre-college science fair, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). At Intel ISEF, the Canadian students will compete against 1,500 young scientists from more than 50 countries around the world for approximately $4 million in scholarships and prizes. Media will learn how project-based science experiences such as Intel ISEF can spark imagination and open doors for Canadian youth - and how investing in science and technology education can help ensure that Canada is able to develop and retain the brightest.

2010 Team Canada-ISEF Students and their research:

    -   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
    -   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


For further information: For further information: RSVP contact: Emilija Businskas, Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4758,

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