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IMAGINE price for high school students

19 May 2016

Recently 4 high school students, Nikki Louwerse, Yza de Ridder, Katja Schmahl and Stef Siekman of the GSG Leo Vroman in Gouda were announced as winners of the IMAGINE School Competition 2015-2016.
The Imagine Life Sciences Foundation annually organizes the Imagine schools' competition with the purpose to link research, education and developing countries. In the competition, a scientist is linked to students. Prof . Dr. Marc van der Maarel from the Aquatic Biotechnology and Bioproduct Engineering-group of ENTEG , challenged the scholars to translate Western technology in the field of life sciences to developing countries - Ethiopia. The scholars won with their report "Wall-Nut; the solution in a nutshell." Their idea was to use the Jatropha plant to prevent erosion and to simultaneously produce biofuel and soap in Ethiopia. The students won a trip to the country where the project will be launched.

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