VANCOUVER – A Vancouver student has taken home the top prize of US$75,000 at the world’s largest high school science fair.
Seventeen-year-old Raymond Wang invented a new air circulation system to prevent germs from spreading in airplane cabins.
Wang was awarded the Gordon E. Moore Award, named in honour of the Intel co-founder, at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair on Friday.
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Another Vancouver student, Nicole Ticea, won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist award and received a prize of US$50,000.
The 16-year-old developed an inexpensive, easy-to-use testing device to combat the high rate of undiagnosed HIV in low-income communities.
Eleven Canadian students won prizes at the fair, which featured 1,700 young scientists from more than 75 countries, regions and territories.