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Lafayette students win $75,000 science prize

By scarney
Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 5:27 pm in Lafayette, Schools.

Matthew Feddersen and Blake Marggraff, of Lafayette, won the top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The top award, known as the Gordon E. Moore Award, included a $75,000 prize.

The pair won the award for their presentation of a plan to place tin metal near tumors prior to radiation therapy, which would make cancer treatments less expensive and more effective.

To watch Matthew Feddersen and Blake Marggraff discuss the process they went through at Intel ISEF, watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=729q5drUtVA.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the world’s largest high school science research competition.

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