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Amanda Lopez wins Gold at Science Fair!

Congratulations to Amanda Lopez (Health Science program) for her gold medal win at the 2013 Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair held at Vanier College from March 17-19th. Amanda has demonstrated great perseverance in her research project “Fight Against Malaria.” The objective of her project was to clone plants for extraction of essential oils used as a protective barrier on skin to keep away mosquitoes. The result will be of great interest for countries in Africa where malaria is a major health risk. Amanda received encouragement and support from her biology teacher, Priscila Castillo-Ruiz. Congrats Amanda! —