Two local Chinese students are finalists in Intel’s science contest

Jin Pan

(KTSF by Jo Wan)
Forty students from around the nation were recognized as finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2012 and two Bay Area Chinese studnets are among them. They are Jin Pan of Henry Gunn High in Palo Alto and Alissa Yuan Zhang of Saratoga High.

Pan’s project titled “a novel protein translation kinetics model supports the ribosomal pause theory.”

Zhang reached the finals with the project “molecular fingerprinting of glucose with Raman and SERS for noninvasive diabetes monitoring.” Zhang said: “I think overall I am very happy with the turnout, and I like to continue this project in the future, to go further, to make it actually a practical application.”

Alissa Zhang

The students emerged from a group of 300 high school seniors across the nation as semifinalists earlier this month. The Bay Area had 29 semifinalists, 6 are Chinese American students.

The 40 finalists will gather in Washington, D.C. from March 8-13 to compete for $630,000 in awards. The top winner will receive $100,000 from the Intel Foundation. During the final competition, they will display their work to the public and meet with notable scientists.

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  1. kawahchan says:

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