Jenny Xue, a Grade 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) student from Moira Secondary School , has recently had her work published in the Canadian Young Scientist Journal. This is an incredible feat not seen before by any local area science student!
As part of her IB studies, Xue was required to independently research and write an extended essay in an area of her choice. Given her passion for biology, Jenny chose to design and do a sophisticated scientific experiment that investigated the impact of light, sleep, eating habits and weight gain in mice. To make a long process of numerous observations, data analysis and critical thinking shorter, she discovered that, in mice, light at night (LAN) increased appetite by disturbing sleep and increased overall activity level.
The Canadian Young Scientist Journal is a unique peer-reviewed scientific publication entirely dedicated to original high school student research. Since 2008 the non-profit organization has provided an opportunity to publish students’ innovative ideas in various fields of science and engineering. The journal attracts independent thinkers and introduces them to professional and academic communities.
To read Jenny’s article, go to http://www.cysjournal.ca/  and choose the 2012 publication.
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Moira SS has a full range of options to choose from including the International Baccalaureate Program, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, Geoventure, top-notch technological programs, as well as a wide variety of focus programs. The newest programs include the Academy of Sport, a hockey skills development program; senior level computer engineering; business leadership courses; traditional and digital photography; a Student Leadership course and a new multimedia arts course focusing on broadcasting and digital recording.
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