Jessie MacAlpine 2014
After winning gold for two consecutive years at the Canada Wide Science Fair, Jessie used an ingredient found in mustard oil to create an effective bioherbicide and fertilizer that is currently under review for an international patent. Becoming the first undergraduate student to conduct research at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, her subsequent research on mustard oil as an inexpensive and effective alternative malaria treatment won her the International Cooperation Prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists as well as Best in Category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Jessie inspires students to pursue science through her role as the Teacher Outreach Director of Science Expo and her work with Smarter Science. Beyond science, as co-president of People Reaching Out, she helped raise over $20,000 to support schools in developing countries.