Uni High team wins science, technology competition

URBANA – A team of four students at University Laboratory High School in Urbana placed first Sunday in the 17th annual Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program.

Sponsored by Toshiba and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, the ExploraVision program is the world's largest K-12 science and technology competition. This year, the program received 4,388 team entries representing the participation of 13,774 students from across the United States and Canada.

The Uni High team members are juniors Tej Chajed, Danny Ge and Daniel Cheng and senior Isaac Chambers. Their project, "HEARTt: sHDL-Enabled Atheroma Reverse Transport Technology," placed first in the international competition.

A brief overview of their project is available online at http://www.isaacchambers.com/EV09/index.html

Each student will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., and a $10,000 savings bond.

University Laboratory High School teams have placed first in the final competition three times and have placed second in this competition once over the past 13 years.

For information about the competition, visit www.exploravision.org

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