Today’s #Science #WCW is Nicole Ticea, who, at 16 years old, won at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for creating a simple and inexpensive HIV test that can be used by people in low-income communities. It can detect the virus in babies under 18 months old, as well as adults who’ve been infected for only three months.
The disposable device that doesn’t require electricity provides results in less than an hour and should cost less than US$5 to produce. Ticea developed the test with the help of a professor and a grad student at Simon Fraser University.
The York House student has already created her own company, which recently received a US$100,000 grant to continue working on the technology.
Mamrie’s book comes out on Tuesday, y'all! It’s 11:55 p.m. and, technically, still “Woman Crush Wednesday”, so I thought I’d send my best wishes and love to her! To prove how much I adore this gal, I’ll say this: I *PRE*-ordered her book! I’ve *never* pre-ordered anything before, and that’s how important this book is to me (sounds cheesy and ridiculous, but it’s true). Mamrie (and Grace and Hannah, also) always lifts my spirits when I’m having a rough day; she always makes me laugh; and she always makes me happy. I hope to meet her one day so I can shake her hand and thank her for helping pull me through some dark times. mamrie, I know you’ll probably never see this, but I wish you well in everything you do. Thank you so much for being you. You are loved. Cheers to you, girl! <3