Alissa Zhang, finalist for intel science
Post date: Feb 17, 2012 11:16:50 PM
Our own Alissa Zhang is a finalist for intel science. Following is an excerpt from Saratoga Falcons, a school newspaper.
"Last year, senior Alissa Zhang read an article about how 350 million people in the world had diabetes. Then, reflecting on how several of her friends and family had the same condition, she decided to do something about it.
One year later, Zhang’s seemingly random idea led to a discovery that has landed her in the finals of the nation’s most prestigious science fair. She completed the development of a method of monitoring diabetes using tears or urine, an alternative from the typical blood test.