first_imgPlatzer won her gold medal in the Environmental Sciences category, and O’Reilly in the Health Sciences category.Platzer’s project entitled ‘Hey Aliens’ had her sift through hay from 22 farms in the North Peace region to obtain 5,568 “potential seeds” that she then photographed and planted. The result showed 628 of the “potential seeds” were invasive plant species, “all of which either cause pain to animals or have the potential to overtake the native plants.”Emily’s project entitled ‘Ancient Knowledge – Modern Approach’ had her remove cyanide from apricot kernels in order to determine the effects of the kernel extracts on bacterial infection. This is said to have demonstrated “compelling evidence for the controversial belief that there are one or more compounds in the apricot kernel that have specific antibacterial properties.”- Advertisement -The students were selected to participate based on their Science Fair project work, their communication skills and their ambassadorial qualities.The Taiwan International Science Fair was held February 4 – 10 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan.last_img

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