Greenwich High School junior Olivia Hallisey is the Google Global Science Fair 2015 Grand Prize Winner.
Prompted by the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa, Olivia developed a quick, inexpensive, and accurate detection of the virus that does not require refrigeration.
“Winning will enable me to continue to develop my Ebola Assay Card as a multiple disease diagnostic assay, and to make a meaningful impact on global health through the early detection of often fatal diseases. I am inspired by Dr. Kent Brantly, who showed the global community our collective moral obligation to act with courage and compassion,” said Olivia in her Google Science Fair profile.
As the Grand Prize winner, Olivia will receive $50,000 in scholarship funding. The $50,000 Google scholarship is intended to further the Grand Prize winner’s education.
Back in April Olivia was one of 13 science fair finalists honored at a Board of Education Meeting.