Congratulations to Martin Luther King Jr. High School graduating senior, Yushan (Susan) Su, for bringing home the Third Life Science Award from Sigma Xi at the Intel ISEF in Pennsylvania. Susan won for her project, “High-Resolution Genetic Profiling of Rice Pinpoints Critical Sugar Transport Genes for Engineering of Flood Resistant Crops”.
Susan has had a long involvement in CEPCEB Director Julia Bailey-Serres lab working on her NSF Plasticity Projects during her high school studies.
Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of research scientists and engineers, with a distinguished history of service to science and society. This multi-disciplinary society includes members who were elected based on their research achievements or potential, and historically, more than 200 members have won the Nobel Prize. The Society is pleased to offer awards for the best demonstration of interdisciplinary research.