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December 20th, 2010 - Staff
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November 30th, 2010 - By Carmen McCollum
Munster High School senior Santhosh Narayan is a few steps closer to winning a big scholarship.
On November 20, he won the regional title in the prestigious Siemens Competition in math, science and technology. Narayan, who is working with a pair of students from New York, won the team category and shared in a $6,000 scholarship for their materials science/nanoscience project. The trio now advances to the finals December 3 through 6 in Washington, D.C. where the winning team will share in a $100,000 scholarship.
Narayan is thrilled to be part of the competition. Narayan said his desire to conduct cancer research was awakened when the illness affected a high school coach whom he knows well. In April, Narayan applied to and was accepted into the Garcia Summer Scholars research program at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York.
He began his research, which is titled Engineering Nanoscale Biosensors with Thermoreversible Hydrogels for a Dual Therapy of Cancer Detection and Tumor-Targeted Drug Delivery.
March 24th, 2010 - By Carmen McCollum
Gary health officials say a full-service clinic opened at Lake Ridge Schools in August has been successful, serving nearly 200 students and improving attendance.
Dr. Janet Seabrook, executive director of the Community Health Net, formerly known as the Gary Community Health Center, and Mike McKillip, who handles operations and information technology, told School Board members Tuesday the clinic was so successful with students that it will expand next month to assist adults in the Lake Ridge community.
Health clinic offices are at Calumet High School and Grissom Elementary School. However, only the clinic at the high school will be opened to adults beginning April 19.