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Vishnu Dontu and Sahil Sood win Conrad Challenge Award

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December 2022
Vishnu Dontu and Sahil Sood win Conrad Challenge Award Vishnu Dontu and Sahil Sood, along with Brian Yoo, have won the Conrad Challenge Award, a global STEM competition for high school students honoring Apollo astronaut Pete Conrad. For the challenge, these three seniors at Lambert High School showcased their two-year project, TobacCine, which uses tobacco plants rather than eggs as bioreactors to grow vaccines. According to them, the use of tobacco plants is more efficient, cost-effective, and has an overall higher success rate. It also dodges the problem of allergies for people who can’t take a vaccine that was produced using eggs.
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