Genomics Blog

June 25, 2014 8:38 AM
Meet 2 young women poised to make their mark in the world of science
Filed Under: BIORadio Mikenomics

There are a lot of science education and research events that attract some very bright young students. At the top of those events is the BioGENEius Challenge which brings together U.S and Canadian highBIOGENEius challengers Nicole Ticea and Emily Wang school students who are conducting original, high level research in university or industry labs.
Organized by The Biotechnology Institute and sponsored largely by Sanofi, the BIOGENEius challenge got started in Toronto in 2002 and is generally now considered to be the most prestigious of the high school science competitions.

The Canadian winner who traveled to the finals here at BIO 2014 is Nicole Ticea of Vancouver, B.C, and the final overall winner announced yesterday was Emily Wang of Palo Alto, California.
When these 2 came to my location to talk we had what was probably the most lively and animated discussion I've had with any of the Challenge participants over the last few years. There is a lot of talk these days about the number of women involved in high level science and these 2 student show great hope for those numbers and bring up the issue themselves towards the end of the interview.

Here's my conversation with them.