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

ria: "The SBCC competition is the main reason I stand where I am today. It allowed me to explore the field of research, and through the doors it opened, gained me early acceptance into medical school."

  • Says Rui Song of Saskatoon, who in Grade 9, age 14 (a veteran of Saskatchewan's unique SBCC program for kids in Grades 7 and 8) prevailed over much older teens to win the #1 national award in 2010: "Before the SBCC, I hadn't even considered being a researcher. I now hope to continue my research journey in university and in my career to continue creating beneficial change in the world."

    Her 2010 work to genetically fingerprint a lentil crop-killing fungus left the expert national judges "astonished." She also placed 2nd in last year's national competition, accepted an offer to spend last summer doing research at Harvard, and today, in Grade 12, is weighing full-time university offers.

  • The 2012 top national winner, Janelle Tam of Waterloo, Ontario, says "SBCC was a huge part of why I started laboratory research at the university in high school, which was instrumental in my decision that I want to be a professor."

    Janelle, completing Grade 12 with studies at Princeton University ahead this fall, detailed the anti-ageing potential of a nano compound found in wood pulp, capturing media attention in at least 36 countries (http://bit.ly/XduBJd), including a social media blog by then-Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. Last summer in Qubec she detailed her findings to staff and researchers of CelluForce's, Domtar Corp. and FPInnovations -- Canadian firms leading the commercial development of nanocrystalline cellulose.

  • At 17, Sarai Hamodat of St John's, Newfoundland, entered a prize-winning SBCC project showing that a traditional Asian oil remedy could ease the suffering of asthma patients, a project inspired by her hope of helping her asthmatic uncle.

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