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CWSF 2016 - Montreal, Quebec

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My name is Harishitaa Prithiviraj. I'm 17 years old and go to CEC, Truro, Nova Scotia. I am a grade eleven student in the IB program. I play piano, soccer, badminton, and guitar and like singing and dancing. I have competed in science fair since grade 4. In the 2012 Canada Wide Science Fair I won gold and in 2013 I received the Platinum award in Junior category. I was the recipient of 2013 Nova Scotia Youth Award for Science and Technology. I volunteer at the local hospital and the youth representative of regional chapter of Relay for life. Recently I started after school science program for elementary school kids. When I grow up, I would like to become a pediatrician and a researcher. For students who want to do a science project, do something you are interested and something from which you can learn.

Harishitaa Prithiviraj

Aromatherapy Delays Progression of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Region:Chignecto West
City:Truro, NS
School:Cobequid Educational Centre
Abstract:Neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease have become a major concern in recent years. While number of people affected is increasing at epidemic proportion cure for these diseases is still elusive. In this project volatile aroma compounds were tested to reduce or delay the progression of these diseases using Caenorhabitis elegans surrogate model, Chemical components of balsam fir needle oil showed promising results.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Senior
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Science
$2 500.00
UBC Science (Vancouver) Entrance Award
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: The University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
$2 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$2 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$8 500.00