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Teen mentored by UC San Diego professors wins $250,000 in science prizes


May 6, 2014

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A 17-year-old high-school senior in San Diego recently won not one, but all three major science competitions totaling $250,000 after being mentored by two University of California, San Diego, professors. The student combined computations on NSF-funded supercomputers with experimental research to speed the discovery of influenza virus inhibitors. The project identified six compounds as potential anti-flu drugs.Full Story

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University of California, San Diego, San Diego Supercomputer Center

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