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Anthony Efthimiadis Wins 1st in World Grand Award at Regeneron Int’l Science Fair

LOS ANGELES, CA – The achievements of STEM students were recognized at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), held in Los Angeles (USA) from May 12-17. Greek-Canadian Anthony Efthimiadis, 14, won first place for his project.

Participants earn a place at this prestigious competition by advancing from local, regional, and national competitions.

Top students in Canada were chosen to compete on the international stage at ISEF. This year’s broader Canadian delegation consisted of 17 students.

At the ISEF competition, participants receiving Grand Awards are presented to the top students in each of the 22 judged categories.

Anthony Efthimiadis, a Grade 9, 14-year-old student from Oakville Trafalgar High School (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) earned a spot on the Canadian National Team to compete at ISEF after qualifying by winning at his regional fair (BASEF).

At ISEF, Efthimiadis won first place in the highly contested category; Robotics, and Intelligent Machines. In his project, Efthimiadis developed a software tool featuring artificial intelligence to accurately diagnose patients for skin cancer. Efthimiadis’ project is Rapid Screening of Skin Cancers with M-SCAHN: Multimodal Hierarchical CNN-Transformer Hybrid Networks with Advanced Interpretability, Lesion Evolution Tracking, Trait Identification, and Color Constancy for Improved Generalization in Diverse Populations.

The link to his project submission at ISEF is available online: https://shorturl.at/OATAn.

Efthimiadis takes home a $5,000 cash award and returns to Canada with $1,000 cash for his school plus another $1,000 cash for his regional science fair, the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF).

In total, 1,800 young scientists and engineers representing approximately 70 countries across the world competed in Los Angeles. Nearly $9 million USD was awarded to recognize the innovation, scientific rigor, and creative problem solving demonstrated by these students.

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