NAVS Selects 2016
Humane Science Award Recipients at Intel ISEF
Last week, NAVS honored promising young scientists at the Intel International
Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) —the world’s largest international
science competition for high school students—in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the
15th year that we have participated in this preeminent science fair—presenting our
annual Humane Science Award, which recognizes student projects that show
scientific excellence while demonstrating ethics and respect for animals.
NAVS is honored to be the only animal advocacy organization allowed to present
an award at this prestigious event.
After reviewing hundreds of projects and interviewing many
extraordinary students, we are pleased to announce that we have selected three
exceptional students as recipients of the award. Each student will receive a
cash prize for their outstanding work.
1st place: Ralph Lawton, Biomedical and Health Sciences: The
Smoking Gun: Toxicological Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on Epithelial Cells
using Air Liquid Interface, Year Two [Ralph was the second place winner of the
Humane Science Award in 2015.]
2nd place: Meghana Rao, Biochemistry:
The Differential Effect of Opioids on Breast Cancer Cell Pro-Survival and
3rd place: Rama Balasubramaniam, Biomedical Engineering:
The Mechanisms of Glioblastoma Migration in a Bioengineered 3D Brain Model
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!
We’re proud to support students like Ralph, Meghana and Rama, who are advancing smarter, human-relevant science that does not harm animals. Help NAVS continue to encourage future generations of humane scientists with a donation today. Thank you!