CAPS Congratulates the 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist

CAPS Outstanding Young Scientists finalists (center) Rohan Bhushan, Gina Yang, and Samiha Mahin with CAPS Public Relations Committee members.

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2017 CAPS Outstanding Young Scientist Announced

On September 1, CAPS selected Gina Yang as the Outstanding Young Scientist for 2017.  This University of Southern California Freshman was selected for her project titled “Investigating Colony Collapse Disorder: Synergistic Effects of In-hive Miticides on the Health of Honeybees A. Mellifera.”

Rohan Bhushan of Monterey High School in Monterey was runner-up for his project
“Phototactic Analysis of the Effects of the Chemorepellent Nitrate on Tasix-Based
Vertical Column Orientation in Phytoplanktonic Flagellates.”  He received a $500 cash award.

Samiha Mahin of Bravo Medical Magnet School in Los Angeles was runner-up for her project “Ectogenesis of Palaemonetes Palusudos.”  She also received a $500 cash award.

About the Competition

The Outstanding Young Scientist competition begins annually in the summer with the awards ceremony in the fall.  The competitors are those students who have been selected to receive the regional CAPS Science Achievement Award.

Three finalists are selected by the CAPS Public Relations Committee after a detailed review of each project.  The finalists will be invited to attend the Outstanding Young Scientist Awards Luncheon in Sacramento in the fall.  Each finalist may be accompanied by his/her parent(s) or chaperone(s) and travel expenses are covered by CAPS.

Finalists and semi-finalists all receive an award and monetary scholarship.