Marina Kidisyuk will travel to Boston, Massachussetts with the rest of the uOttawa International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) group to present their synthetic biology project. In order to raise funds to go to Boston, the team partered up with Let's Talk Science and Mini Enrichment Courses to offer educational seminars for children.

Thirty students from different faculties and programs came together to develop this project and Marina played a key role in finance and marketing, using the expertise she acquired in her BCom classes.

“Not only will we have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most innovative students from science and engineering, but we will be representing the University of Ottawa and the Telfer School of Management on a world stage. This will be an exciting time for us to meet students just like ourselves from other countries pitching new ideas that could shape the course of our future. As business students, it is exciting knowing that investing our expertise into this field is helping many medical and technological possibilities become our reality.”

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