In early December, the Siemens Foundation announced its 2011 scholarship winners. The individual and team winners exemplify the ingenuity of teen scientists at work. Individual winner Angela Zhang designed a nanoparticle that attacks cancer cells, and team winners Cassie Cain and Ziyuan Liu repurposed the XBox 360 Kinect to evaluate walking patterns, a development that might help reduce costs and improve functionality for people with prosthetic limbs. It’s easy to imagine MLWGS students achieving similar feats of intelligence and creativity. Read a news article about these winners or see the full list of 2011 scholarship recipients on the Siemens site.
Helping cure cancer, hacking Kinect for medical use – teen scientists at work