Amy-Jayne Hutchings, a high school senior in Ottawa, is one of 2 Team Ontario participants awarded a prestigious Manning Award for Innovation (see also, success story for Alyson Bell).
Every year since 1982, the Ernest C. Manning Award Foundation has recognized Canadians who developed and successfully marketed a new concept, process or procedure. In addition, through its Young Canadian Program, the foundation recognizes up-and-coming inventors at the high school level. The award-winning students this year were selected at the Canada Wide Science Fair in May.
Amy-Jayne was one of over 40 students who proudly showcased their projects at Youth Science Ontario’s Showcase event on June 8th. The winning project, titled “The Efficacy of RA, PDGF, and BMP-4 to Instruct Adult NSPC Differentiation Another ”, looks at the ability of adult stem cells in a lab dish to produce different types of nervous system cells, and is “part of cutting edge research in the push to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.”
Amy-Jayne was presented her Manning Award along with her fellow award winning inventors on September 17th, 2010, in Ottawa. Congratulations, Amy-Jayne!
To read the Globe and Mail article featuring Amy-Jayne’s story, click here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/your-business/business-categories/innovation/bright-minds-win-innovation-awards/article1710084/