News at Medicine - May 2018 - Eye-Catching project wins big at high school science fair


Eye-Catching project wins big at high school science fair
May 9, 2018
The Division of BioMedical Sciences crowns the best high school science fair project at the annual Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador Science and Technology Fair.
 

On April 13, 2018 BioMedical Sciences graduate students Louisa Wiede and Hannah Wallace attended the fair to judge over 200 projects for the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Sciences Award, an accolade the division has sponsored for the last decade.
 
After meeting numerous gifted students, the associate dean of BioMedical Sciences, Dr. Michael Grant, had the honour of presenting Gonzaga High School student Oishi Hawlader the division’s award for her project titled “Sensory Effects of Dichoptic Saccadic Adaptation."
 
The winning submission investigated the effect of saccadic training at inducing strabismus in normal individuals and correcting strabismus in a case study with strabismus. Oishi also won the Senior, Life Science Gold Medal and the Memorial University Department of Psychology and the Association of Psychologists of Newfoundland and Labrador Award.
 
“Having graduate students and researchers interact with the next generation of innovative scientists and encouraging these high school students to think about science and research as careers is important. They get to see where they can make a positive difference in the lives of Newfoundlanders and others,” said Dr. Grant.
 
Oishi and five other award recipients will represent Eastern Newfoundland at the Canada-Wide Science Fair taking place in Ottawa later this month.