June 30, 2012 — And Speaking of Biotech...

Becky Shi, a 2011 graduate of West-Windsor Plainsboro High School South, was honored in late June for her accomplishment as the first U.S. female team member at the 2011 International Biology Olympiad to take top honors in the world in individual scores. Shi, now studying biology at MIT, was one of four students who made up Team USA 2011, which collected four gold medals in practical assessments and theory. More recently, Shi was in Boston preparing this year’s group of students for their Olympiad, which took place during the 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston June 18 to 21. Stay tuned to NJ Next Stop for a profile of Shi.