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Two Parkway Students Receive Award for Excellence in STARS Research

Callie Chen, Parkway South High and Prachi Mayenkar, Parkway North High, recently won 2004 Awards for Excellence in Research from the Pfizer-Solutia Students as Research Scientists (STARS) program. Chen’s paper entitled "Components of Gaze Shifts Associated with Information Processing," Dr. John Stern, Washington University mentor was selected as an outstanding paper in the area of "behavioral science" and Mayenkar’s paper entitled "Bioinformatics Analyses of Allosteric Proteins to Better Understand the Molecular Basis for their Biological Functions," Dr. Nathan Baker, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University mentor was selected as an outstanding paper in the area of "life science." Chen and Mayenkar were two of twelve Parkway students who were accepted into the six-week STARS program this summer at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). The STARS program pairs students and teachers with research mentors from UMSL, Saint Louis University and Washington University to experience various aspects of the scientific enterprise. With instruction in scientific oral and written communication, the student participants prepare a scientific paper and oral presentation on their work and present it before their peers.