Bioscience

Chandler high school senior wins national science award

September 30, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ASU News] – Three years ago, Scott Boisvert, an inquisitive freshman from Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, pelted Valley scientists with e-mails in hopes of doing research in a laboratory. “You’re too young. Check back in a few years,” was the norm reply.
 
However, ASU scientist Elizabeth Davidson, a research professor in the School of Life Sciences, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, wasn’t deterred by Boisvert’s youth. Davidson, a veteran insect pathologist, gave him a chance. Davidson’s decision has both empowered Boisvert to shape his career path, early on, and led to national recognition for his research.

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