Thursday, May 21, 2009

BLS student named one of the world's best young scientists

She's only a junior in high school, but already Olivia Schwob has earned international recognition for her work in the sciences. At the recent Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the Boston Latin School student from West Roxbury was one of only three students from around the world to earn a "Young Scientist" prize, including a $50,000 scholarship. Olivia’s project, How Worms Learn III: Mammalian Gene Expression and Associative Conditioning, earned her a first prize and was named “Best in Category” in the Behavioral Science division. Fellow Boston Latin School student Anartya Mandal also earned a first prize and a “Best in Category” award in the Biochemistry division. At the recent Massachusetts Science Fair, sixteen Boston Public Schools students also earned prizes.

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