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Helping cure cancer, hacking Kinect for medical use – teen scientists at work

23 Jan

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.

 
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