Sara Volz, 17, Receives $100,000 Intel First Prize for Research into Algae Populations with High Oil Content

Sara Volz, Intel Science Talent Search winner, with second and third place winnersA high school senior who cultivated populations of algae under her loft bed won first place and $100,000 in the Intel Science Talent Search on Tuesday night. The contestant, Sara Volz, 17, of Colorado Springs, Colo., researched ways to create populations of algae cells with high oil content; this algae oil can be converted into an economically feasible biofuel.

[Link to New York Times video interview of Sara Volz, Intel Science Talent Search winner,]

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