Sequoyah High School Junior Wins Research Competition

Published : Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 12:05 PM

Rujuta (l) and Louise (r) presenting their poster during the high school poster competition at ASGSR. Credit: NASA

Sequoyah High School Junior Louise Siskel with team mate Rujuta Sathe from Monta Vista high School recently won NASA’s Space Biology High School Research Competition.

The research training competition was an intensive and valuable learning experience for the students. Much like the process that researchers are required to go through in the science field, the self-formed student teams learnt critical bioinformatics skills which were used to analyze a GeneLab dataset and generate a novel hypothesis from their data analysis. Following this, students developed a research proposal to test their hypothesis, which were submitted to a panel of NASA scientists and experts for review. The highest-ranking proposal was the HepaTitans team comprised of junior Rujuta Sathe from Monta Vista high School and junior Louise Siskel from Sequoyah High School, who were invited to return to NASA Ames to conduct their research proposal in collaboration with a NASA mentor.

Sequoyah School congratulates Louise Siskel for such a prestigious win.

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