Bangor Student Wins National Award

Updated 5 years ago

A Bangor High School graduate has won a prestigious national science award.Rebecca Ye was named the U.S. winner of the 2010 Stockholm Junior Water Prize at a competition in St. Louis, Missouri.She competed against more than 40 other state winners.For her winning project, Ye used microbiology and nanotechnology to create a biosensor to quickly identify E-Coli in water.Ye received $3000 and an all-expense paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden where she will compete against national winners from more than 30 countries for the International Water prize.In addition, Bangor High School gets a $1000 grant to enhance water science education.The Bangor School Committee plans to honor Ye Wednesday night at City Hall.


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