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ESPC 2015 - Fredericton (Nouveau-Brunswick)

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I wanted to solve a problem. Originally, I approached my teacher with the idea of synthesizing a natural fertilizer using ethene from apples, the component which causes fruit to ripen. Later that same class we learned that ethene is gaseous at room temperature - we did not have the facility to contain this gas safely so I continued looking. I came across the use of cocoa as a malarial prophylaxis - very few studies have been conducted to prove this working hypothesis but it was speculated that it was due to the polyphenolic content. From this idea, I conducted my extraction procedure from raw cocoa powder. My experience competing in the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair has been nothing short of incredible. It's given me a genuine interest in carrying out this study to determine how exactly polyphenols in cocoa will improve the lives of those living with the debilitating parasite, Malaria. I would have never had this opportunity had it not been for my Chemistry teacher, Dr. Rebekka Kahama - thank you! I'm excited to pursue Biological Life Science at Waterloo this coming term and look forward to possible medical science opportunities that may come from this degree!

Aaron Gomes

Microwave Assisted Extraction of Polyphenols from Cocoa Powder
Région:Bay Area
Ville:Oakville, ON
École:King's Christian Collegiate
Sommaire:This study analyzes polyphenol extraction from cocoa powder and the percentage composition which cocoa contains. The primary purpose of the experimentation was to determine if extraction could be used as a basic anti-malarial prophylactic and immune enhancer. The outcome of this study showed similar results when compared to polyphenol extraction of green tea hence, they share similar beneficial properties and could potentially function prophylactically.

Prix Valeur
Prix d'excellence - Sénior
Médaille d'argent
Sponsor: Sciences jeunesse Canada
Bourses d'admission de la Faculté des sciences de l’Université Dalhousie
Médaillé d’argent, sénior - Bourse d'admission de 2 500 $
Sponsor: Université Dalhousie, Faculté des sciences
2 500,00 $
Prix d'admission en sciences de UBC (Vancouver)
Médaillé d’argent, sénior - Bourse d'admission de 2 000 $
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
2 000,00 $
Bourse d'admission de l’Université du Nouveau-Brunswick
Médaillé d'argent – Bourse d’admission de 2 500 $
Sponsor: Université du Nouveau-Brunswick
2 500,00 $
Bourse d'admission de l'Université d'Ottawa
Médaillé d’argent, sénior - Bourse d'admission de 2 000 $
Sponsor: Université d'Ottawa
2 000,00 $
Bourse d’études de Western University
Médaillé d’argent - Bourse d'admission de 2 000 $
Sponsor: Université Western
2 000,00 $
Total11 000,00 $