Corning-Painted Post High School student, Jerry Hou, has been working on a project to detect lung cancer at the earliest stage possible in a way that is affordable for anyone to use.
He will bring his studies to Rochester for the annual Terra Science and Engineering Fair in March.
The fair is included in a pyramid of international science fairs.
Hou anticipates to move his studies forward and bring his project to reality. He believes the science fair is one place to start, not only for him, but for other students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“There are definetly a lot of other people in the school that also have the same interest as me in Chemistry,” Hou said. “Truly, at this time, although we’re still young, it’s amazing the amount of things we can still do and the opportunities that we have.”
“They own their curiosity, they own their learning,” Mary Eileen Wood, co-director of the Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science and Engineering Fair, said. “They have the organizational skills and the hunger to learn, that makes them not only an outstanding student, but when they’re adults, it shows they’re going to be outstanding employees.”
The fair is open for any student between grades five and 12 to participate. The deadline to register is Feb. 15.
Awarded Terra Fair participants will have the opportunity to attend the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona. They will also be able to participate in the Genius Olympiad in Oswego and the chance to win hudreds of dollars in scholarships.
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