Seventh Graders Win Junior Scientist Award

Seventh Graders Win Junior Scientist Award

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Seventh graders, Cole B., Kai S., and Achyuta R.

Congratulations to seventh graders, Cole B., Achyuta R., and Kai S., for earning the Junior Scientist Award through Genes in Space! Close to 800 proposals were submitted, providing solutions to the challenges that face space pioneers.

The topic submitted by Sagers titled, “Susceptibility to and Protection from Melanoma in the Presence of Cosmic Radiation” was one of the five proposals that won the Junior Scientist Award.

“We are proud to offer each of the winning teams a miniPCR DNA Discovery SystemTM for their educational institution, allowing them a chance to share their passion for DNA science with their classmates. The DNA Discovery SystemTM includes the same biotechnology equipment that is now in use aboard the International Space Station,” as stated by the Genes in Space team on their blog.