MA State Science Fair winner, Amol Punjabi, wins First Place Medal & $150,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search (STS)

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Amol Punjabi, 17, of Marlborough, Massachusetts and a student at the the Mass Academy of Math & Science (MAMS) at WPI, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research for developing software that could help drug makers develop new therapies for cancer and heart disease at the Intel Science Talent Search Competition Tuesday night in Washington DC, garnering a first award of $150,000

Amol, a stellar MSSEF science fair student since 7th grade, was also an MSSEF State Science Fair Delegate last year to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) where he won the Best-in-Category award in Biochemistry.

MSSEF joins MAMS in congratulating Amol and his student colleague Yashaswini Makaram, an STS Finalist, who represented our Commonwealth so well as top student researchers in the nation!