San Jose teen from Harker School wins Intel Science Talent Search

March 11, 2015 4:14 AM

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In a contest considered the Nobel Prizes for the nation's brightest high school students, 17-year-old Andrew Jin, of San Jose, won one of three top prizes and $150,000 Tuesday at the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, for his work developing an algorithm that could help decipher the human genetic code.

Another Bay Area student, Saranesh (Saran) Thanika Prembabu, 17, of San Ramon, won one of three second-place $75,000 awards.

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