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May 28, 1998

Students win travel to Texas

Concordia's Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science was able to contribute toward two budding science careers when a pair of Canadian high-school students travelled to Fort Worth, Texas, last week for the 49th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Adam Bly and Xing Zang shared a $3,000 travel scholarship from Concordia. The Bridging the Millennia Scholarship, inaugurated several years ago to give Engineering and Computer Science a higher profile among potential engineers, is given at the Bell Montreal Regional Science Fair, which took place in March and chose winners for the finals in the U.S.

In addition to the travel scholarship, the Faculty provides five $100 scholarships for the Bell Regional Fair, one for each of its five disciplines.

Bly, whose project was on the fusion of epithelial cahedrin cDNA green fluorescent protein, also won several partial scholarships to U.S. universities. His achievements were featured in a story last week in the Montreal Gazette.

Altogether, there were 17 Canadian high school students among the 1,122 competitors from 34 countries presenting projects in Fort Worth.

- BB

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