AZ teen BioGENEius Challenge winners advance to SW region competition

April 9, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

Congratulations to high school seniors, Kelly Zucker and Shamonti Hasan, for winning the Arizona BioGENEius Challenge — and best wishes to them in the southwest regional competition to be held April 16, 2009 at the San Francisco Convention Center.  The Southwest region includes the following states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

Both Arizona winners were also student interns in last summer’s RET/SIP program at Biodesign Institute at ASU:

*  Kelly and her teacher Cheryl Dunham are from Arcadia H.S., they interned in the Center for Innovations in Medicine.

*  Shamonti is from Hamilton H.S. and along with her teacher, Teresa Clark, they interned in the Center for Bio-Optical Nanotechnology.

Two regional finalists from the southwest will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete at the sanofi-aventis International BioGENEius Challenge, which takes place during the BIO conference and the Biotechnology Institute’s Conference on Biotechnology Education in Atlanta, GA (May 17-19, 2009).

For more information about the sanofi-aventis International BioGENEius Challenge, click on: