Meet Anam Rivzi

Meet Anam Rivzi

Meet Anam Rizi, who at 17, won a silver medal at the Google Science Fair with her great idea “Automating the Diagnosis of Heart Conditions”. Combining her passion for science and entrepreneurship, she is now pursuing a degree in biomechanical engineering at the University of Alberta and is taking her science fair idea to the next level; turning it into a real product that can be used by everyone. What’s not to like? In May of 2013, we had a chance to talk to her about her Science Fair project in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The Google Science Fair is for ages 13-18, with 90 regional finalists competing from around the world, and only 4 coming from Canada. Anam was one of the finalists, winning a silver medal for her project in Heart Monitoring and we were lucky enough to chat with her while she was presenting her project. Anam said, that Canada Wide Science Fair, and the Google Science Fair was an amazing experience and being able to see the connections and innovations from people all over the world using science and technology was both inspiring and humbling. This year we caught up with Anam to find out what she has been doing since then; her journey, successes and what drives her to continue to move forward with science and her amazing project. At the University of Alberta, Anam is pursuing a degree in biomechanical engineering, a career that designs new devices and technologies for the medical field.  In addition, she is working extensively with Salu Design Group, an organization that aims “to unify and empower users, i.e. the...