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Stories by Laura Vanderkam

Michael First: Computing Chemistry, Then Psychiatry

Writing a computer program made him a 1974 Westinghouse finalist. Now he practices psychiatry, using data to drive diagnoses--including that of an accused September 11, 2001, attack planner...

June 15, 2009 — Laura Vanderkam

Helen Wiersma: Fighting Weeds--And Mental Illness

A 2000 Intel Science Talent Search finalist's interest in science was sparked on her family's cattle ranch. Now she's studying for a PhD in biochemistry while managing bipolar disorder

June 8, 2009 — Laura Vanderkam

Joseph Demer: In Plane Sight

A 1973 Westinghouse finalist built a moon launcher, but today he operates closer to the ground as an eye surgeon--and he flies his own plane

April 2, 2009 — Laura Vanderkam
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