Victoria teen Ann Makosinski wins Google Science Fair award for battery-free flashlight

Makosinski won her Age 15-16 category and won $25,000 scholarship money at Monday night's GSF Gala in California.

Victoria's Ann Makosinski clutches her Age 15-16 category award at this year's Google Science Fair ending Gala.



Victoria’s Ann Makosinski emerged victorious from the 2013 Google Science Fair on Monday night, winning her age category (15-16 year old) with her ‘Hollow Flashlight’, which is battery-free and runs off body heat from the human hand.

Makosinski – who was the sole Canadian of all 15 finalists at this year’s Science Fair – receives $25,000 in scholarship money by winning her age group.

Canada’s newest scientific superstar lists her idols as Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, and Pandit Ravi Shankar.

*See: Full coverage of this year’s Google Science Fair…

This year’s Grand Prize winner was Eric Chen, who was also the Age 17-18 winner of the 2013 Google Science Fair. Chen invented a new anti-flu medicine.

Other winners were Elif Bilgin, who invented a way to create bioplastics from banana peels and won the Voter’s Choice prize and the Scientific American prize, and Viney Kumar, the Age 13-14 winner who invented a signalling system for emergency vehicles.

————————————————————

VIDEO: See the Finalists on the Google Campus (Streamed live on Sept. 22, 2013)

————————————————————

VIDEO: Ann Makosinski introduces the ‘Hollow Flashlight’

Just Posted

Victoria-bound plane slides off icy Edmonton runway

Crew, passengers had to disembark via bridge stairs

VIDEO: Hundreds gather in Victoria as part of global Women’s March for equality

‘End Violence Against Women’ march theme for 2019

Mudslide closes viewing area at Sooke Potholes

Safety concerns have led to the closure

Second co-housing community planned for Sooke

Community described as a ‘new way of living’

WATCH: Medieval fighters train in Colwood

Fighters are gearing up for world championships in medieval combat

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

Most Read