Media alert/Photo opportunity: Meet Canada's Top High School Scientists as
they prepare to take on the world

TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - Discover student science projects that examine brain development, autism, treatment for ovarian cancer, induced precipitation and more.


    -   Meet Canada's top young student scientists; hold one-on-one
        interviews; film, photograph their ground-breaking projects at First
        Canadian Place - Main Floor Lobby

    -   Hear from Hon. John Milloy, Minister of Research & Innovation and
        Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities about science education
        and innovation

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

    -   Learn how project-based science helped Michael Serbinis, Chief
        Executive Officer of Kobo Inc. and past Intel ISEF Participant,
        prepare for his chosen career

    -   Ask Reni Barlow, Executive Director, Youth Science Canada about the
        mentorship Team Canada members receive in preparation for Intel ISEF

    When:        Friday, May 7, 2010
                 10:00 a.m.

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


Send-off event for the members of Team Canada ISEF - who have been chosen to represent Canada at the world's largest science fair, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). At Intel ISEF, the students will compete against 1,500 young scientists from more than 50 countries around the world for over $4 million in scholarships and prizes. Hear about how project-based science experiences such as Intel ISEF can spark imaginations and open doors for Canadian youth - and how investing in science and technology education can help to ensure that Canada is able to develop and retain top-round intellectual draft picks.



    -   Doug Cooper, Country Manager, Intel of Canada
    -   Hon. John Milloy, Minister of Research & Innovation and Ministry of
        Training, Colleges & Universities
    -   Reni Barlow, Executive Director, Youth Science Canada
    -   Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo Inc. and past Intel ISEF participant

    2010 Team Canada ISEF Members:

    -   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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