At the MSMR Annual Meeting of Members on June 23rd, the following high school students were announced as the winners of the 2017 Student Competition. Each student who entered the Competition was asked to learn about a recent biomedical research discovery and report on at in the role of a reporter for the What A Year! website, taking advantage of the specific opportunities offered by either a website, poster or essay submission. This year’s winners are:

Position Student School Project
First Place Yaneliz Garcia Ruiz Salem High School (NH) Website: Is your unborn baby at risk?
Second Place Hannah Deane Norfolk County Agricultural High School Poster: MircoRNA-101a in Zebrafish and How it Effects CM Growth and Heart Regeneration
Third Place – Tie Madison Pickering Norfolk County Agricultural High School Poster: Bioengineering Myocardium for Hearts
Third Place – Tie Zachary Sclar The Bromfield School Essay: Electronic Aspirin-A Promising Cure for Headaches
Honorable Mention Vanessa Imbaro Norfolk County Agricultural High School Poster: Naturally Occurring Hormone May Be Used to Treat Metabolic Disorders and Obesity
Honorable Mention Jocelyn Koelb Home School Essay: A Real Breakthrough for Restoring Memory