Jun 18, 2007

nerd to the third degree

I thought a 17-year-old with two degrees was impressive. But then there's Andrew Hsu, who's garnered three degrees at 16.
At age 11, he became a local celebrity when he was the youngest to win a grand prize at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.

His entry involved examining a gene found in both humans and mice. The title? "Identification, Characterization and DNA Sequencing of the Homo Sapiens and Mus Musculus COL20A1 Gene (Type XX Collagen) with Bioinformatics and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)."
When the rest of us were building vinegar volcanoes, Hsu was sequencing DNA. Thanks for making us look like a bunch of slackers.

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