ICS sends 32 students to biotech/biomed expo

The International Community School's 32 biotechnology students, supported by teacher Tim McFaul, had an opportunity in March to participate in the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR).

This unique science fair engages high-school students in creative ways to demonstrate their understanding of biotechnology and biomedicine with projects that show the many ways that the life sciences impact our lives. The event was developed in association with more than 150 advisors from the local research community.

At this year's event, 300 students from 13 local schools competed in 10 different categories: multimedia, drama, creative writing, journalism, teaching, art, research, Web site, career and industry and molecular modeling. ICS had participants in nine of the 10 categories and winners in seven.

Revathi Murthy, first place, research: Measuring the Efficacy of Organic Bacteriocides Against E. Coli MM294

Oscar Jasklowski, Danny Low and Mohammad Nasir, third place, drama: Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy: A Drama Production

Gen Kim, Nick Feldman, Tommy Frasene and Drew Schwitters, third place and honorable mention/people's choice award (voted by their peers), multimedia: Laughter of the Gods

Deep Hathi, third place, journalism: Neroprosthetics

Erin McNamara, third place, creative writing: The Doctor and the Death Domain

Erin Seibert, honorable mention, career and industry: Medical Technologist vs. Medical Laboratory Technician: What is the Difference?

Carl Ashurst, Eddie Babadzhanov, Neil Chintala and Don Chung, honorable mention, multimedia: Bioremediation

Ryan Shin, honorable mention, Web site: Cloning

Martha Zepeda, honorable mention, creative writing: Coping with the Unknown: Diary of a Confused Bipolar Teenager