STAR scholars earn honorable mention at LA County Science Fair

After winning first place in their category at the USC-Bravo Science Fair in early March, high school students Anasazi Coronel and Rosa Argueta entered their assessment of adolescent obesity risk factors into the Los Angeles County Science Fair. The duo won an honorable mention in their category, which had 12 entries.

Coronel and Argueta are scholars within the distinguished USC Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Program, a collaborative science education venture between USC and Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School that places students within research programs at USC.

Coronel and Argueta have been working with Dr. Heather Wipfli at the Institute for Global Health for the past year to develop and conduct their own hypothesis-driven project.