Monday, December 10, 2007

Science Fair News

(Belated) News Flash: Young women swept this year's national high school Science Fair. *

Two high school seniors shared first prize in the team category (cooperation in science, how novel!) for creating a molecule that fights drug-resistant tuberculosis. A 16-year-old senior won first prize in the individual category for studying zebra fish, and another senior took second place for a project on Lou Gehrig's disease. Only shame: there aren't any astronomy projects among the winners, like last year.

* Now named "The Siemens Competition". Formerly Intel. Formerly Westinghouse. We old farts cannot keep up with the heady pace of high school science sponsorship.

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