Amy Zhang, Ingenuity senior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, was selected as a national scholar in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search.
Amy Zhang, a senior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and a member of the Ingenuity Project, was selected as a national scholar in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search. Amy’s research involved the modification of a cell sized mechanical tool called a microgripper. She investigated potential propulsion designs for this microgripper which could aid in the capture and retrieval of a single cell. Her work can be used in microsurgery and medical research to understand the fundamental characteristics of cells.
The title of Amy’s project was “Self-Folding Motile Encapsulating Microdevices for Use in Single-Cell Analysis.” Amy did her work at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and was mentored by Dr. David Gracias and Qianru Jin.
The announcement of 300 high school seniors named as scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017, a program of Society for Science & the Public, was made on January 4, 2017. Each scholar receives a $2,000 award from the Regeneron with an additional $2,000 going to his or her school. Scholars were selected from more than 1,700 applicants hailing from 182 high schools in 36 states and three American and international high schools overseas.
Since 2005 eleven Ingenuity at Poly students were named Intel semifinalists and three of them were named Intel winners.