Adam Noble Wins at EUCYS 2012 in Bratislava

Tue, 2012-09-25 12:06 -- Reni Barlow

Adam Noble (18) of Lakefield, Ontario won the International Cooperation Award at today's award ceremony for the 2012 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), in Bratislava, Slovakia. In addition to Canada, the guest countries competing for this award, with a cash value of 5,000 Euros, included China, New Zealand, South Korea, and three top projects from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the USA.

Bringing together 83 projects from 36 European Union (EU), associated and other countries, and invited guest countries, EUCYS is the science fair championships for the EU. Top honours in the this year's EUCYS competition went to projects from Austria, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Adam was selected to participate by Youth Science Canada 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.

EUCYS 2012 wraps up this evening with a farewell activity and dance. Participants head home in the morning.

More information is available on the EUCYS 2012 web site.