Torrey Pines High School students win big in science and technology competition

Howon Lee, Alice (Xinyue) Fang, Albert Chen and Marci Rosenberg with their coach Brinn Belyea. Pictured with the awardees are, back row, TPHS principal Bret Killeen and Toshiba representatives Terry Cronin and Laura Talbert. Photo: Jon Clark
Howon Lee, Alice (Xinyue) Fang, Albert Chen and Marci Rosenberg with their coach Brinn Belyea. Pictured with the awardees are, back row, TPHS principal Bret Killeen and Toshiba representatives Terry Cronin and Laura Talbert. Photo: Jon Clark

Torrey Pines High School students were honored recently when three San Diego-area student teams were recognized for their innovative entries in ExploraVision. They were selected as three of 24 total regional winners from a group of 4,346 entries, representing the participation of 13,387 students in this year’s program.

The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition asks students to imagine ideas for future technologies that could exist in 20 years. The teams are now creating Web sites to be submitted for national judging in May.

The Torrey Pines team members included: Albert Chen, Xinyue (Alice) Fang, Howon Lee, Marci Rosenberg (12th grade), Brinn Belyea (coach). Their project was Pseudopancreatic Autograft Jejunum (P.A.J.), which replaces insulin injections with a more liberating treatment for diabetics that would utilize special insulinproducing yeast and tissue from a portion of the small intestine (jejunum) to create a virtual insulin-producing “pancreas” in the body.

   
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