Navigation Links
'Inspiring' teens with 'research virus': Expert-mentored bioscience contest proves a powerful vector
Date:2/20/2013

>Life-changing impacts of major-league mentors

Among the latest bonus prize winners are Jeanny Yao, 18, and Miranda Wang, 19 of Vancouver, invited last summer to describe their SBCC-winning project at TED@Vancouver. They were among a handful picked to reprise their presentation at the prestigious global TED 2013 conference in California. They'll describe how they identified a species of bacteria from the Fraser River's muddy banks that helps decompose plastic at TED Feb. 27.

Sharing a stage with fellow speakers like U2's lead singer Bono and PayPal Founder Peter Theil is a five exclamation mark adventure for a couple of university frosh.

"We are extremely excited about this opportunity...!! We couldn't have done this without your help!!!" Miranda wrote, announcing the news to SBCC's Vancouver coordinators, LifeSciences BC.

Jeanny, Miranda, and many other SBCC student alumni illustrate the varied, sometimes profound life-changing impacts the mentored competition has had on many of the estimated 4,500 teens who have taken part since 1994.

Examples of other life-changing experiences:

  • Ottawa's Maria Merziotis, $5,000 first place winner in the national 2008 SBCC, found her prize included an academic fast track. At 21, when those her age at university typically complete an undergrad degree, she's finishing second year at the University of Ottawa's medical school, with papers about her flu-related research in preparation for academic publication.

    And, just seven years after he first impressed SBCC's august panel of national judges as a Grade 11 student, Ottawa's James MacLeod, now 23, is completing a Queen's University master's degree in pathology and molecular medicine and applying for early acceptance into the department's PhD program.

    Both credit SBCC with helping them reach medical career doors unusually soon. Says Ma
    '/>"/>


Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Bioscience Education Canada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Related biology news :

1. New study reveals more inspiring reasons to serve veggies at dinner
2. Teens susceptible to hepatitis B infection despite vaccination as infants
3. For pre-teens, kindness may be key to popularity
4. Parents talking to their teens about being overweight
5. Researchers decipher modus operandi of potential Alzheimers drug
6. Research secured for the future: Pensoft Publishers takes on CLOCKSS archival technology
7. Stanford researchers develop tool for reading the minds of mice
8. Virology researcher awarded nearly $2 million to study chronic hepatitis E
9. Organic rice research moves to front burner in Texas
10. Sloan Foundation announces 2013 Sloan Research Fellows
11. Researchers in Manchester find genetic key to preventing spine tumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... people lived on the land now called California, and ... availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, ... maintain desired habitat and natural resources. , Frank Lake, ... Station, will lead a field trip to ... Society of America,s 99th Annual Meeting, in Sacramento, Cal. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... scientists from 25 countries and 35 states will ... the Genetics Society of America (GSA) next week ... conference will feature close to 500 presentations (including ... including gene expression and regulation, functional genomics, chemical ... and a variety of diseases. , Of ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... central nervous system disease that is caused by ... the embryonic phase. Many patients have varying degrees ... retardation. Such problems decrease the patients, functional independence ... Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Hospital, ... SB, using the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures 2Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures 3Yeast meeting to showcase latest breakthroughs in genetics and molecular biology 2
... Michigan A new internet-based tool for designing agricultural ... to optimize design by allowing rapid development of alternative ... Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World ... Agricultural Engineering at the University of Missouri, introduces a ...
... investigation an international body of earth scientists has formally agreed ... by 800,000 years, reports the Journal of Quaternary Science ... International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), the authority for geological science ... declaring when the Quaternary Period, which covers both the ice ...
... , , , ... (OTC Bulletin Board: PBME), a leading provider of specialized reference ... a Loan and Security Agreement with Terry M. Giles, providing for ... connection with, and as required by the Loan, on August 31, ...
Cached Biology News:Web-based innovation improves, eases agricultural terrace design 2End of an era: New ruling decides the boundaries of Earth's history 2Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 2Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 3Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 4Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 5
(Date:7/24/2014)... RIDGE, Tenn., July 24, 2014 -- A novel combination ... the Department of Energy,s Oak Ridge National Laboratory an ... for its unusual physical and electrochemical properties. , ... how oxygen affects the surface of a perovskite manganite, ... behavior. The new avenue to understand surface behavior could ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... July 24, 2014  ECC West Africa, LLC (ECC) ... with University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan Board of ... to finance, design, construct, and operate and maintain a ... . Under the first of the 4-phase project, ... and funding applications. UCH Ibadan intends to finance and ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University ... to solve problems in energy engineering, environmental sustainability ... on zeolites, porous rock with a well-defined, crystalline ... is so precisely decided that zeolites can separate ... of an angstrom (one-tenth of a nanometer), making ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... July 24, 2014 Your cell ... in modeling lithium-ion battery storage capacity. , New ... a theoretical model created at Lawrence Livermore ... that predicts how carbon components will perform as ... emphasizes the urgent need for higher-performance batteries. Several ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ORNL study reveals new characteristics of complex oxide surfaces 2ECC Signs a Contract for the Finance, Design, and Construction of a Premier Cancer Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria 2University of Delaware researcher describes new approach for creating organic zeolites 2Getting More Life out of Lithium-ion Batteries 2
... Sept. 7 On Thursday, October,18, 2007, Wyeth (NYSE: ... 2007,third quarter. The Company will hold a one-hour conference ... October 18, 2006. Interested,investors and others may listen to ... Internet webcast, which may be accessed by visiting our ...
... Richard Gabriel, Chief,Executive Officer of DNAPrint Genomics, ... be featured in an exclusive interview with, http://www.wallst.net ... September 10 at 11,a.m. EDT. The interview will ... p.m.,EDT on September 10. The interview will ...
... York City 5:30-7:30 p.m. (ET), SAN DIEGO, Sept. ... focused on developing products for,minimally disruptive surgical treatments for ... reception for institutional investors and,analysts at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel ... 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET. The reception ...
Cached Biology Technology:WallSt.net (www.wallst.net) Announces Upcoming Interview With CEO of DNAPrint Genomics 2NuVasive to Host Investor Reception on September 11, 2007 2NuVasive to Host Investor Reception on September 11, 2007 3NuVasive to Host Investor Reception on September 11, 2007 4
... Cellular uptake of long double stranded RNA ... interference in a diverse group of organisms ... RNA interference leads to the inhibition of ... of the target messenger RNA (mRNA). Attempts ...
... Bruker Daltonics and Bruker BioSpins ... for metabolism studies, and analysis of ... ESI-TOF system, an optional Avance NMR ... acquisition, evaluation and statistical analysis for ...
... Tracker w/ OutputCumulates a score of movement counts, ... that it.can track up to 6 subjects at ... be triggered. Can outpt a sync pulse ... Can use animal location and timing information ...
... GEA Diessel fermentation systems for cultivation ... have provided manufacturers of bio-pharmaceutical products maximum ... years. For microbial and cell fermentation 10 ... of dead-leg areas ,*Fully automated control ...
Biology Products: