4 Canadians among Google Science Fair 2013 Regional Finalists

Tue, 2013-06-11 17:44 -- Reni Barlow

Four Canadians are among the 90 regional finalists announced today in the third annual Google Science Fair (GSF). Similar in structure to the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the GSF groups projects into three age categories with all projects in the age category competing against each other, regardless of the type of science.

The four Canadian regional finalists (clockwise from upper left in photo) are:

Age 13-14

Maya Burhanpurkar (14), Shanty Bay ON
Beyond Newton: The First Detection of the Elusive Time-Integral of Distance and Its Real-World Applications

Amit Scheer (14), Ottawa ON
Overproduction of Reactive Oxygen Species in Mitochondria: A Principal Cause of Cancer

Age 15-16

Ann Makosinski 15, Victoria BC
The Hollow Flashlight

Age 17-18

Anam Rizvi (17), Fort McMurray AB
Automating the Diagnosis of Heart Conditions

Maya Burhanpurkar won the Platinum Award as best junior at CWSF 2012 and was a member of Team Canada-ISEF 2013. Amit Scheer won a bronze medal at CWSF 2013 in Lethbridge. Ann Makosinski won the Energy Challenge Award (Intermediate) and a gold medal at CWSF 2013. Anam Rizvi won a silver medal at CWSF 2013.

On June 27, Google will announce the fifteen selected to participate in the GSF Finals at Google HQ in Mountain View, California. Last year, Yassine Bouanane of Laval, Québec was selected as one of the 15 finalists.

For more information on the Google Science Fair, visit the GSF web site.