High school researchers at CWRU honored in 2016 Intel Science Talent Search

Kavya Ravichandran, a student at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, was honored last month for her work with Case Western Reserve University researchers. She finished third in the innovation category at the 2016 Society for Science and the Public’s Intel Science Talent Search.

The Intel Science Talent Search is one of the nation’s most prestigious math and science competitions and rewards rigorous original research conducted by high school seniors.

Ravichandran works in the laboratory of Anirban Sen Gupta, associate professor of biomedical engineering, under the mentorship of postdoctoral fellow Christa Pawlowski.

Ravichandran’s research involves developing a targeted therapy for heart attack, stroke and other vascular diseases.

Josephine Yu, another high school student who conducted research at Case Western Reserve University, was selected as a finalist in the competition.

Yu was named a finalist for her summer research work with Harsh Mathur, associate professor of physics, on on bilayer graphene.

Yu is a student at Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland.