Midstate students' science projects honored

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | May 18, 2013 7:38 AM
Medical Research

(Phoenix) -- Several midstate students are among more than two dozen Pennsylvania teens taking part in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona.

Nicole Daniell, a senior at Dallastown Area High School in York County, is displaying her research on ginger root.

"I did preliminary research showing that ginger root can serve as a potential bloodthinner, kind of like aspirin or, potentially, coumadin," Daniell says.

Stephanie Keller, a senior at Conrad Weiser High School in Berks County is studying the impact of antibiotics on cattle raised both organically and traditionally.

"I was able to combine my love for production agriculture as well as microbiology," Keller says.

Other projects by midstate students include a voice-activated robotic hand and a proposal to strenghten tall buildings.

The event in Phoenix brings about 1,600 teens from 70 countries together who are working on finding solutions to real life problems.

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