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Amy Chyao, the winner of the first place Gordon E. Moore Award at Intel ISEF 2010, will be recognized by the White House for her scientific achievements by sitting with Michelle Obama at the State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Amy, a 16-year-old high school junior from Richardson, Texas, developed a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy (PDT), an emerging cancer treatment which uses light energy to activate a drug that kills cancer cells. Amy came up with an idea for improving the way medicines are administered, and so over her summer vacation taught herself some basic chemistry and began her research. Since taking home the top prize at the Intel ISEF, she and her teacher have received inquiries from researchers all over the world who are actually implementing the therapy. She will be working with the biology department at the University of Texas at Dallas to improve her project. Amy, along with other SSP alumni, met the President on October 18, 2010 when she was selected to participate in the White House Science Fair.
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