Four Canadian teenagers have made regional finalists for the Google Science Fair.
The online fair, which is the largest of its kind in the world, offers students the opportunity to pursue their interest in science and technology. This year's theme was “It’s your turn to change the world."
Here are the four finalists for Canada:
- Amit Scheer from Ontario and his idea: Overproduction of reactive oxygen species in Mitochondria, a principle cause of cancer.
- Anam Rizvi from Alberta and his idea: Automating the Diagnosis of Heart Conditions.
- Maya Burhanpurkar from Ontario and her idea: The first detection of the elusive time-integral of distance and its real-world applications.
- Ann Makosinski from British Columbia and her idea: Hollow Flashlight.
"Young people across Canada have made significant contributions to solving some of today’s greatest challenges," says Wendy Bairos of Google. "Through the Google Science Fair we want to support and foster the next generation of scientists and engineers."