Published on September 24th, 20130
Ann Makosinski – The Young Scientist
Since early childhood, 15 year old Ann has taken an interest in science and inventing, her first toys being a box of transistors. She has been a Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair winner since grade 6, and for the past two years she has also competed at the Canada Wide Science Fair. This year she participated in the world-wide Google Science Fair, and became one of 15 finalists. For her project, “The Hollow Flashlight,” she created a flashlight that runs on the heat of the human hand. She would like to make her flashlight available in emergency kits, to those in third-world countries who do not have access to electricity. Her long-term dream is to eliminate the use of non-recyclable batteries for low-power personal electronics. Ann also enjoys playing the piano and violin, acting, editing films, and reading the classics.