Medical research projects by a student from Texas and a team from North Carolina won $100,000 prizes Dec. 8 in a prestigious high school science competition, reports the Associated Press. Prizes of $10,000 to $50,000 were presented to five other high school students and five teams of two at the awards ceremony for the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. Wen Chyan, 17, a senior at Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in Denton, Texas, won the individual top prize for chemistry research on combating hospital infections. "I developed an anti-microbial coating for medical devices like breathing tubes and

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