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Two Palo Alto students advance to national finals in Siemens science competition

Original post made on Nov 7, 2011

Two students from high schools in Palo Alto have advanced to the finals of a national science competition with their data project aimed at identifying premature babies most likely to develop severe gastrointestinal disease.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 7, 2011, 9:50 AM

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Posted by Paula Sandas
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

Hooray ~ Palo Alto's students continue to amaze!


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

Congratulations. Impressive work. Zhang's research is especially impressive.


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Posted by Paly Mom
a resident of Professorville
on Nov 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

Jeffrey Ling is a Palo Alto High School junior, not senior. He is so good academically and also very well liked by his friends. Very happy for him.


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Posted by Palo Alto native and Gunn parent
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Nov 7, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Congratulations to both!


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Posted by Gunn parent
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Nov 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Congratulations to all these talented students! It made me thinking that Steve Jobs was absolutely correct...no college education is needed if one is good at inventing something. College is so expensive, any thoughts of just skip college for these talented kids, saving tons of money for parents, then open their own invention company. I know it sounds weird as I am a parent too, but it just come out of my mind right now after reading this article. Unless, the fact is that without that Stanford doctor, they cannot do it, then college/graduate school is still needed.


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Posted by true
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Nov 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Well said.


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Posted by not all about money
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm

GP, college is a rewarding exercise in and of itself. These students may remain in academia the rest of their lives. No reason to shut that door now unless they know what they want to do now.
Also, mentoring is always beneficial regardless of path.


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