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WISE Girl Award: Sara Zaidi


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Having battled with acute leukaemia, Sara developed a keen interest in science, especially cancer research. Completely independently, Sara sought out a relevant research project and at the age of 14 completed a project to design a novel cancer treatment, for which she which she won a prize at the National Science and Engineering Competition and a trip to Phoenix, Arizona, where she represented the UK at the Intel ISEF Competition. She created a STEM-based school magazine and has written a book “Tom goes to the doctor” for children suffering from cancer.

This interview was filmed and edited by WORLDbytes volunteers for the WISE (Women in Science Technology & Engineering) 2014 Awards night and screened to an audience of over 500 including HRH the Princess Royal who presented the trophies. Filming was made possible thanks to support from Bloomberg. Full versions of all interviews have also been edited by volunteers & provided to WISE to feature on their website.


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Charissa said:

Considering all that she has already accomplished at the age of 16, I wouldn’t be surprised if a Nobel Prize was in her future!

Eaman said:

This is very inspiriing! Its so great to see someone from such a young age taking initiaitve and doing great research in science and technology.