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2015 Top 20 Under 20™ award recipient
Mikaela Preston, 18



Mikaela’s research on biofuels, which she began in grade 8, suggests the possibility of converting agricultural waste to hydrogen fuel. She has earned platinum and gold awards at four Canada-Wide Science Fairs and her work has been published in the Canadian Young Scientist Journal. Mikaela has been an outspoken advocate of STEM curriculum and has enthusiastically encouraged others to participate in science fair competitions – something that has had huge impact on her life – through presentations, social media and YouTube productions. She also created the Middle School Debate Team to allow older students to mentor grade 7 and 8 students who wanted to improve their debating skills.