Light years ahead: Tech turbo-charges extreme high school science fairs

I feel rather inadequate now....

In Grade 9, the teen elegantly demonstrated the contribution of white blood cells to inflammation in Type 2 diabetes. Now in Grade 11, Pang is showing for the first time that two particular micro-sized molecules may be used to identify the disease at an earlier stage.

The 17-year-old is doing work at a master’s level of education while in attendance at Pinetree Secondary School in Coquitlam, B.C., and she’s not the only high school student whose science smarts surpass expectations.