April 25-27, 2014 - High School Students
The Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition encourages students to help humanity through scientific research. High-schoolers submit research papers to be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges to select five finalists. Finalists are invited to participate in a three-day, expenses-paid event, concluded by an awards luncheon to announce the “Ying Prize” of $5,000 to the student, $1,000 to their teacher and $1,000 to their principal!
Every year for over a decade, Dr. Nelson Ying hosts this competition in collaboration with the Orlando Science Center. Ying is a philanthropist, scientist and entrepreneur. He wants to inspire tomorrow's science leaders today, so he has worked with the Science Center to create this elite competition. This competition not only honors innovative student science research but also exemplary teens.
Dr. Ying Competition 2014 Information
Papers Due: 5:00 p.m. March 21, 2014
Finalists Notified: April 8, 2014
Competition Weekend: April 25-27, 2014
25 April 2012
Posted in Dr. Ying Competition
Michelle Chin is a junior at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School in Brevard County and is a member of the National Honor Society, All-Academic team, and Mu Alpha Theta. She serves as the President of the National French Honor Society and is principal cellist in her school’s advanced chamber orchestra. Michelle’s interests outside of science include foreign languages and traveling.
Last summer, she won the Green Connection scholarship, sponsored by the French government, to study environmental protection in Paris and La Rochelle for two weeks. Michelle has developed a great passion for protecting the environment and after her trip, created a website (www.greensanctuary360.com) to promote sustainable energy practices.
This year, she won the Best of Show award in the Biological Science category at the Brevard Mainland Regional Science Fair and will be competing at the 2012 Intel International Science Fair in Pittsburgh. In March 2012, Michelle was selected as one of five delegates to represent Florida at the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium in Bethesda, Md.
Her research this year concentrates on genetic engineering, biotechnology and phytoremediation using organic and transgenic crops. Michelle studied how organic and genetically-engineered plants remove selenium pollutants by means of phytovolatilization. She hopes that her research can aid global efforts to improve chemical run-off conditions and eliminate environmental pollution.