Anthony Duan and Esther Lam, Acadia Junior High School, won the Special Award for their project, “Effects of Cooking on Anti-bacterial Properties of Garlic.” Anthony and Esther compared different heat treatments on the anti-bacterial properties of garlic. They found that frying inhibited bacterial growth more than boiling.
Dareen El-Sayed, Kelvin High School, took home the Special Award for her project, “The Anti-Diabetic Activity of Hulled Hemp Seeds Through the Inhibition of α-Glucosidase. Dareen’s project identified the anti-diabetic activity found in a compound present in hemp seeds. She also investigated how to extract this compound and aims to identify this component in future research due to its potential health benefits.