Newton Country Day School senior C. Durbin ’17 placed first at the Southern New England Region of the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) on Friday, March 24 at Boston University. JSHS challenges and engages students in grades 9-12, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers.
At the symposium, Durbin was selected to give one of 10 oral presentations on her work designing an LED device to prevent Vitamin D deficiency diseases. With her victory, she now moves on to the National JSHS Competition in San Diego, California April 26-29.