Being awarded this honour didn’t come without its share of hard work. Ata has been quite busy over the last nine months alone. In September 2013 he was only one of five Canadian University students invited to attend the prestigious Marcus Wallenberg Awards in Sweden. In December 2013 he created over 100 3D snowflakes for PPC’s holiday cards using his innovative self-folding method. This time intensive project paid off and propelled him to a feature article in Ingenuity in January 2014; he even got the coveted cover of the magazine that reaches over 30K readers.
Following a relatively quiet month, Ata, member of the Green Fibre Network, presented his poster at both the February Western Canada FIBRE Workshop and at the May FIBRE National Conference hosted at UBC.
UBC News was kind enough to feature a story on Ata’s research during the conference and that’s when the news stations started calling! Ata gave 8 interviews in just under one week – including the Globe and Mail – not an easy feat. We invite you to read or watch the interviews here:
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University of British Columbia