West Shore Takes Pride In Student Scientists

By  //  January 17, 2013

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National Recognition For Work

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Shore Jr./Sr. High School senior Michelle Chin has been invited to speak at University of Florida’s 2013 Science 4 Life – CASE (Collaboration of the Arts and Sciences) event Jan. 26 in Gainesville.

West Shore senior Michelle Chin will speak at University of Florida’s 2013 Science 4 Life – CASE (Collaboration of the Arts and Sciences) event Jan. 26 in Gainesville. (Image courtesy of Orlando Science Center)

Chin also accepted accepted an invitation to attend the 50th annual Junior Science, and Engineering and Humanities Symposium on Jan. 27 to 29, where she will present her research and compete in the Student STEM Research Speaker Competition for scholarship awards.

“Michelle is an amazing student whose gifts in science and mathematics have her highly recognized by many top universities,” said West Shore principal Rick Fleming.

In addition, West Shore science teacher Amy McCormick and her team of young scientists will have an experiment they designed carried out aboard the International Space Station this spring that could help advance the understanding of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The team earned the spot in the NCESSE/SSEP/Teachers in Space competition.

The title of the project is ” A Study of How Microgravity Affects the Activity of Enzymes in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Using the Model of Papain and Gelatin.”

Student team participants include Robert Edmiston, Jaclyn Martin, Luke Redito, Harshit Saini, Sanju Vardhan, Rashad Abdulla, Caleb Bryant, Olivia Escandell, Dave Foster, Anuj Mehindru, Kranal Patel and Carissa Sage.


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