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February 14, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Move over, Einstein. Take a seat, Darwin. Here comes Amy Chen. The Torrance High School senior is conducting research into a subject some people have trouble even pronouncing: paleomagnetism. In a USC laboratory, Chen is charting a history of the Earth's magnetic field with chunks of blackish sediment scooped from deep below the Pacific Ocean.
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February 14, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Move over, Einstein. Take a seat, Darwin. Here comes Amy Chen. The Torrance High School senior is conducting research into a subject some people have trouble even pronouncing: paleomagnetism. In a USC laboratory, Chen is charting a history of the Earth's magnetic field with chunks of blackish sediment scooped from deep below the Pacific Ocean.
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October 7, 1990
Wan Chi, a senior at Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, has been named a member of the National Science Foundation's young scholars program. She will work in a laboratory at a local university with a professor, write an abstract paper and make an oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.
NEWS
November 24, 1994
A Westside student has been named one of the first Marine Scholars in a program administered by USC to conduct research in marine biology. Marymount High School student Anne de la Cruz was one of two high school students selected for a $500 grant in USC's Sea Grant Program. De la Cruz will research the regenerative abilities of the brittle star species and the adverse effects it suffers from water contamination.
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March 19, 1992
Anna Kaminski of Pasadena, a junior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, has been awarded a $250 research grant from the Southern California Academy of Sciences to continue her summer work in the laboratory of David Warburton, professor of pediatrics at Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles. Kaminski began working last summer as a volunteer on the project to understand how growing lungs respond to injury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1995
Marie Wang, a junior at Tustin High School, will assist doctors in laboratory research at UC Irvine this year. Wang was recently accepted into the Southern California Student Research Consortium and the National Science Foundation Young Scholars Program, which placed her at the university. She will be assisting in a UCI department of pharmacology research project involving the effects of estrogen in producing the hormone melatonin, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1987
Two San Fernando Valley students were among 16 selected Tuesday as winners of a contest sponsored by the Arco Foundation and the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science.
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May 8, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To seed or not to seed. That was the question. Ecologists, biologists and public policy-makers gathered Saturday for the Southern California Academy of Sciences annual meeting at UC Irvine to discuss October's wildfires and whether vegetation should be replanted in burn areas to hold off mudslides.
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March 4, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hildegarde Howard, a pioneering avian paleontologist and chief science curator emeritus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, has died. She was 96. Howard, internationally known for her work on bird fossils from the La Brea tar pits, died Saturday in Laguna Hills, said her goddaughter Cecelia Osborn. Known professionally as Dr.
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October 1, 1992 | LORNA FERNANDES
THE LOWER THE BETTER: Less than 6% of Torrance students drop out of high school--the ninth lowest dropout rate in the country--according to a National Center for Educational Statistics report. The report, based on 1990 census data comparing the dropout rates of the 250 largest cities in the country, rated Torrance at 5.8%. "Our administration has been aggressive about tracking students and noting those that might be at risk," said David Sargent, trustee for the Torrance Unified School District.
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