NAVS Humane Science Award Recipients at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

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NAVS Humane Science Award Recipients at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox

NAVS Selects 2015 Humane Science Award Recipients at Intel ISEF

May 18, 2015

Source: http://www.navs.org/science-first/2015-intel-international-science-and-engineering-fair

Last week, NAVS attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair—the world’s largest international science competition for high school students—in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, NAVS recognized three exceptional students with our Humane Science Award.

For 14 years, NAVS has had the honor of being the only animal advocacy organization that has been allowed to present an award at this prestigious event. The NAVS Humane Science Award recognizes projects that show scientific excellence while demonstrating the replacement of live animal use with non-animal methodologies.

After reviewing hundreds of projects and interviewing many impressive students, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 NAVS Humane Science Award. Each student will receive a cash prize for their outstanding work:

1st place: Anisha Valluri, Biomedical and Health Sciences: 3D Tumor Model for Testing Anticancer Drugs

2nd place: Ralph Lawton, Biomedical and Health Sciences: Don’t be Led Ashtray: Toxicological Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on Inflammation and Lung Cell Viability with Comparison by Brand, Flavor, and Generation

3rd place: Karina Schmidt, Biomedical and Health Sciences: Diabetic Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes in Disease Modeling and Therapeutic Discovery

We congratulate all of this year’s winners, whose projects demonstrate advancements in science without harming animals, and look forward to sharing more with you about these students and their winning projects in the near future.

– Dr. Pam Osenkowski, Director of Science Programs