Posted on March 16, 2005

New York Teen Wins Intel Science Contest

AP, Mar. 15

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WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old New York City boy won a national science competition Tuesday for creating a sensor that detects exposure to toxic agents such as nerve gas.

David Bauer, a senior at Hunter College High School, earned a $100,000 college scholarship in the 2005 Intel Science Talent Search. He developed a way for rapidly detecting exposure to biochemical agents, with hopes that his discovery could be a lifesaver.

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A total of 1,600 high school seniors submitted entries in all disciplines of science, including physics, math, engineering, social science and biology.

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