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2015 Top 20 Under 20™ award recipient
Michael Liu, 17



Michael strives to combat mental illness stigma and discourage harmful peer competition as an executive of the Positive Mental Health Initiative, a member of the Kids Help Phone advisory committee and the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. Michael developed both the flagship conferences that Science Expo runs each year for more than 250 student delegates, and works with ambassadors at 80 high schools to create fall info nights. He also constructed a neuroscience curriculum for his school’s Brain Bee chapter, and has competed with the Canadian chapter. Michael’s own scientific research has resulted in the foundation for a novel HIV detection process that has tremendous potential to improve accessibility and economic viability of HIV testing.