Adam Noble (18) of Lakefield, Ontario is representing Canada at the 2012 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), which opened today in Bratislava, Slovakia. Bringing together 83 projects from 36 countries in the European Union (EU), associated and other countries, and invited guest countries, EUCYS is the science fair championships for the EU.
Adam was selected on the basis of his outstanding results at Intel ISEF 2012, where his project, Euglena: The Solution to Nanosilver Pollution, won a First Place Grand Award and a Best in Category Award for Environmental Management, as well as the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award. At EUCYS 2012, Adam is competing against projects from China, New Zealand, South Korea, and the USA for the International Cooperation Prize of 5,000 Euros.
Today's opening ceremonies featured speakers from the European Commission and Republic of Slovakia, as well as performances by top dancers and musicians from this "little big country." This was followed by the first round of individual judging interviews with the 19-member jury.
More information is available on the EUCYS 2012 web site.