The research paper by Huron High School students, Halla Kabat and Leo Tunkle, “ceRNA search method identified a MET-activated subgroup among EGFR DNA amplified lung adenocarcinoma patients” was accepted at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2017 and now published online.  

Minjun Kim (Community High School) was mentored under the Prof. Yuanfang Guan (University of Michigan) during the summer 2016 and the results got him in tied 2nd place (Runner-up position) in DREAM Disease Module Identification Challenge as a team PureMichigan.

Huron High School student Neerja Garikipati is among the semi-finalists named across the United States in this year’s prestigious Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students.

Shreya Rao and Danna Shefa (Grand Blanc High School) raised over $3,000 for the lung cancer microgrants. Kudos!

Rephael Berkooz’s project was awarded second place in Microbiology/Biochemistry, a Senior Division Special award (one of two awarded) by the Sigma Xi Chapter of UM, a recognition of effective use of statistical methods by the Ann Arbor and Detroit Chapters of the American Statistical Association, the science fair committee, and the UM engineering s

 Marianne is one of nine 2014 finalists of Young Citizen of the Year (chosen for their leadership and community service) and received $1,000 scholarship from the Robert Bruce Dunlap Fund of Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

Cassidy and Marianne visited Dr. Barmada and Dr. Ivanova at University of Michigan Neurology Department to understand their research on Alzheimer’s as a part of microgrant fundraiser activity.

 Fourteen miRcore volunteer high school students raised $798 at Green Roald Busch’s in Ann Arbor to support Alzheimer’s research by Dr. Barmada and Dr. Ivanova at University of Michigan.

Ten miRcore volunteer high school students performed music at the Silver Club Memory Program of the University of Michigan.

Grace Ganzel was featured in the Univeristy of Michigan Scientista, “High School Scientista Spotlight – Grace Ganzel“.  

Marianne Cowherd presented at TEDx Youth Ann Arbor on March 22, 2014. Her talk title is “Science, Youth, and You” and is at time frame from 30 min to 37 min. Re-broadcast on Comcast Education Channel 18: Saturday, March 29 at 5pm; Saturday April 12th at 5pm; Wednesday, April 23 at 9 am or Live stream the channel here:

Grace Ganzel received the 2nd Place Grand Award at the Southeast Michigan Science Fair 2014 with her research at miRcore/GIDAS. With the award, she was selected to go to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2014 in Los Angelos. Her other awards include the 1st Place Computer Science & Math Award, Intel Excellence in Compu




Citizens of the Year
System Club Memory Program
High School Scientista Spotlight
Southeast Michigan Science Fair