Santa Cruz High School Junior Shamik Mascharak received a First Award in Chemistry and $3,000 for his project  “An Investigative Study on Pigmented Gallstones: Is Cu(II)-Induced Oxidation of Bilirubin Responsible for Their Formation?” in the Intel International Science Fair held in San Jose this week.

Top honors in Chemistry went to Amy Chyao of Texas, who also received the first place award of the entire competition and a $75,000 prize.

Stay tuned for a response from our award-winning student.

Excellent work, Shamik!