JUNIOR ACADEMY NEWS

5/30/16 - Benjamin Liu, 2015-16 SCAS RTP student placed 1st in the category of Applied Mechanics and Structures at the California State Science Fair last week. His project titled, "An Integrated Lab -On-A-Chip Device Incorporating Novel Micropumps, Microvalves, and An Acoustic Micromixer For Disease Diagnostics", was funded by the SCAS Research Training Program. Ben is in the 9th grade at Arcadia High School, Arcadia, CA and is in his second year in the RTP. His mentor is his father, Dr. Robin Liu of RD Bio Sciences, Inc.

The California State Science Fair link:
CSSF Category Awards: 2016, Senior Applied Mechanics & Structures

2/12-16/14 - Seven high school students from our Junior Academy of Sciences participated in the American Junior Academy of Science annual meeting in Chicago with the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. Our students gave both oral and poster presentations. The students were chaperoned by Mrs. Grace Wei.

The following are the students we sent to the meeting:

Jason Li, Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights.
"MicroRNA-29 Negatively Regulates Expression of Oncogene TET2"

Dahlia Pham, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School,
“Determining and Profiling the Prevalence of Antibiotics-Resistant Bacteria in the Ballona Wetlands”

Aaditya P. Patel, Damien High school.
"The Effects of Diethylstilbestrol on the Maturation and Differentiation of C57 BL/6 Mice Thymocytes in the Recovery Culture"

Kathie Tang, Glen A. Wilson High School.
"Using Budding Yeast to Study the Genetic Control of Homologous Recombination By The Human RAD52 Gene”

Anissa Lee, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.
“Determining and Profiling the Prevalence of Antibiotics Resistant Bacteria in the Ballona Wetlands”

Alicia Wei, Walnut High School High School.
“Reducing Carbon Footprint through Integration of LED Streetlights”.

Eleanor Frost, Chaminade College Preparatory.
“Increasing Power Output by Reducing the Windmill Blade Tip Vortex”