Adriel Sumathipala, a local student from Broad Run High School, was recently named one of the 15 finalists for The BioGENEius Challenge.
Sumathipala will now head to San Diego, Calif., to compete in the International BioGENEIUS Challenge at BIO 2014, the international convention for the biotech industry. Sumathipala will be representing all students from across Virginia while at BIO 2014.
Organized by the Biotechnology Institute, The BioGENEius Challenge is the premier competition for high school students around the world and recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. The Challenge provides young STEM innovators and entrepreneurs a venue to showcase their research, in addition to helping them build a long-term support system for converting their dreams into reality.
Sumathipala will be in the running to win the first place cash prize of $7,500 while in San Diego.
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