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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Maine has 2 winners at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Demetri Maxim of Gould Academy, who celebrated a win in 2015 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, took a first-place award for 2016 for a project that focuses on growing kidney cells from skin tissue to reduce the possibility of a kidney transplant recipient’s body rejecting the donated organ. Photo courtesy of Intel/Kathy Wolfe
THE PORTLAND PRESS HERALD | Edward D. Murphy

The Bangor High School senior took her science project, on removing phosphorus from water, to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, where she won a first-place award in the environmental engineering category.

Another Maine student, Demetri Maxim, from Gould Academy in Bethel, also earned first-place honors. His project, which focuses on growing kidney cells from skin tissue to reduce the possibility of a kidney transplant recipient’s body rejecting a donated organ, won in the translational medical science category, one of 22 at the competition that drew 1,700 entrants from 75 countries. Each received $3,000 with their award. Continue reading
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