Teens win big for their research

2013 Intel Science Talent Search awards teens for science projects

By Stephen Ornes, 18:23 PM March 13, 2013




WASHINGTON, D.C. Sara Volz just became a $100,000 grand-prize winner for an experiment grown under her bed. On March 12, this 17-year-old snagged the top award at the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search (STS).


Volz is a bubbly student at Cheyenne Mountain High School, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She conducted an experiment that coaxed algae into boosting their production of oil for use in biofuel. Her winning research topped projects by 39 other finalists. In total, the competition received 1,...

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