Durham Teenager Wins National Science Award, $100,000 Scholarship

A North Carolina high school student has won a $100,000 scholarship for developing a model she used to identify stage II colon cancer patients with a high risk for recurrence.

Organizers of the annual Intel Science Talent Search say the model was created by 17-year-old Shivani Sud. They say it also focused on identifying what may be the most effective drugs for treatment for those with a high risk of recurring tumors.

More than 1,600 high school seniors entered the talent search with a wide range of projects. They included one that identified more efficient solar cells for energy production and another that looked at the effects of a common pesticide on breast cancer and nerve cell degeneration.

Sud is a senior at Jordan High School in Durham. She received her award Tuesday night at an awards banquet in Washington.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane,NC on Mar 12, 2008 at 05:00 PM
    WAY TO GO GIRL.........
  • by DD on Mar 12, 2008 at 05:19 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
  • by Michelle Location: Washington on Mar 12, 2008 at 03:50 AM
    Way to go!
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