'Guys, I'd love to go to The LEGO Movie with you, but I've got fight a global pandemic first.'
That's Stephen Colbert with his mind blown, trying to imagine what it's like to be Olivia Hallisey, a junior at Greenwich High School who just happens to have won the 2015 Google Science Fair Grand Prize and a $50,000 college scholarship by developing a $25 Ebola test that can be done in 30 minutes, without any need for refrigeration. Current tests on the market that need to be refrigerated can cost $1,000 and take up to 12 hours to complete.
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The Google Science Fair is one of the world's most prestigious youth science fairs, thousands of students from over 100 countries submitted projects for the competition. Of these 90 regional finalists and then 20 global finalists were selected. Olivia Hallisey's entry earned her the top spot.
To learn more about Olivia's research, you can visit her Google Science Fair project page at http://bit.ly/1QDosjI
And see the winner announcement page at: https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/
Incredible work, Olivia! You have made all of us in Greenwich VERY proud!