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CWSF 2017 - Regina, Saskatchewan

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My name is Maya Mikutra-Cencora. I am sixteen and have always been very interested in science, as well as in math. I have participated in many different math and science competitions. Among these, in 5th grade I was 1st in Quebec in the AQJM math contest and went to the international final in Paris, where I won 20th place in the world. I also participate in Optimaths and the University of Waterloo contests regurlary. This year, I participated in the Michael Smith Science Contest, where I was in the top 3% in Canada. I also enjoy languages and writing, and I have won numerous writing contests in English and French, as well as being 2nd in Canada in a Latin Contest this year. At the same time, I volunteer every week with children with mental disabilities at an organisation called WIAIH, and I am a member of my school's soccer team. I play piano, ukulele, and I am now learning to play the violin. I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to do all of these things and to go to a school with 35 great classmates who have chosen me as their co-president for the third year.

Maya Mikutra-Cencora

L'Alzheimer avant la plaque Aβ
Region:Montréal RM
City:L'Île-Bizard, QC
School:Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
Abstract:Une des principales caractéristiques d’Alzheimer est l'accumulation d'amyloïde bêta (Aβ) extracellulaire en plaques dans le cerveau. Mon étude porte sur les étapes d'Alzheimer avant les plaques et explore la théorie que la mort de neurones par excitotoxicité (un phénomène observé dans l'Alzheimer), cause l'infiltration d'Aβ intracellulaire (intraneuronal) dans le milieu extracellulaire, ce qui pourrait mener à la formation de plaques.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
Total$4 250.00