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Palo Alto teen wins $20K in tech competition

Monday, December 06, 2010

A very bright teenager from Palo Alto has won a $20,000 scholarship in a prestigious math, science and technology competition in Washington, D.C.

Gunn High School student Andrew Liu took fifth place in the National Siemens Competition. He developed a computer analysis program to improve the understanding of organ rejection. He also developed a way to analyze gene data, to find which parts of the body causes certain disease.

His project could have a huge influence on clinical research down the road. He says when he gets back he's going to start working on college applications.

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