Sheth wins spot at national science convention
CHS student Meghal Sheth is one of three Washington teens to earn the award
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Camas High School student Meghal Sheth has compiled an impressive list of academic accomplishments in the last several months.
State Science Fair award winner. A spot at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. A $1,000 prize from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Now, she’s won a Washington State Academy of Sciences Award. This qualifies Sheth, a student in the CHS Math, Science and Technology magnet program, to participate in the American Junior Academy of Sciences convention in Chicago. Only three students in Washington state were selected.
Sheth’s study, using zebrafish, found that Bisphenol A, a common molecule used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, may lead to hearing loss in humans.
“I applied for the award in July and knew that the other students applying were talented researchers,” Sheth said. “I sort of just told myself to try my best and put my heart into my essay and see what happens.”