19 Mar '17, 1am

17-Year-Old Girl Wins Prestigious Science Award & $250K Prize

17-Year-Old Girl Wins Prestigious Science Award & $250K Prize

17 year-old Indrani Das of New Jersey is a high school student from New Jersey, and she just did the remarkable. She snagged the top award in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search –the nation’s oldest science and math competition. There’s more than just bragging rights at stake here. Indrani’s award comes with a $250,000 payout. More than 1,700 high school seniors entered the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017, and in January the competition’s 40 finalists from around the U.S. were announced . They were selected “based on the scientific rigor and world-changing potential of their research projects.” Indrani ended up winning the top award for her study of a possible approach to treating the death of neurons due to brain injury or neurodegenerative disease. Here’s how it’s explained in the official announcement : “A contributor to neuron death is astrogliosis, a ...

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