Midway student wins at international science fair for cancer detection device

Posted at 10:53 AM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 11:53:43-04

A Midway High School junior was awarded first place and Best of Category in Biochemistry at the International Science and Engineering Fair.

Edward Kim’s project can be used to detect cancer in a very early stage through highly sensitive DNA mutation detection.

Kim won $8,000 in cash prizes, a trip to India and he will have an asteroid named for him by MIT.

During his trip to India, he will showcase his research project at the National Fair of India.

In addition, Kim won a $1,000 grant for Midway High School and another $1,000 for the Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair.

Student winners are 9th through 12th graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.

The Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair supported Kim’s trip, and Midway High School AP Chemistry Teacher David Morrison accompanied Edward to the international science fair.

More than 1760 students and 77 countries participated in this international science fair.

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