Kayla Evans from Douglas County High School was recently named one of the 15 finalists for The BioGENEius Challenge, according to a press release.
She will now head to San Diego to represent Georgia in the International BioGENEIUS Challenge at BIO 2014, the international convention for the biotech industry.
Organized by the Biotechnology Institute, The BioGENEius Challenge is the premier competition for high school students – from across the world – that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology.
The Challenge provides young STEM innovators and entrepreneurs a venue to showcase their research, in addition to helping them build a long-term support system for converting their dreams into reality.
Kayla will be in the running to win the first place cash prize of $7,500 while in San Diego.
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