By Kent Larsen
LDS Girl's Design Wins Intel Award
CAMERON PARK, CALIFORNIA -- The design of a 12-year-old LDS girl for
a machine to detect and treat cancer won the Regional Intel Corp.,
"Invention of the Future" contest, winning her a laptop computer and
the right to compete for the national award, held March 8-12 in San
Jose, California. Kaylie Clark's machine would scan a patient's body,
detecting a missing DNA sequence, and then destroying the cancerous
While the machine isn't possible with today's technology, judges at
the regional competition chose Kaylie's idea from among those
submitted, based on its creativity, clear presentation. eventual
feasibility as a product and the idea's uniqueness.
Kaylie learned about the contest from her language arts teacher, who
had many of her students submit the 250-word description of their
ideas required by the contest. Kaylie used concepts she learned in
her science class to develop the idea.
But, while Kaylie is happy at winning the prize, she isn't planning a
career in biotechnology. Instead, she wants to study music, following
her older brother and sister to study at BYU.
People: Cameron Park, Calif. 7th Grader Kaylie Clark wins regional Intel young inventors contest
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