School news: Lu selected as scholar


Special to The Dispatch



Michael Lu, a senior at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus, is one of 300 students named as scholars in the Regeneron and Society for Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest science and math competition for high school seniors. Lu's project title was Development of Predictive Tools for Anticancer Peptide Candidates Using Generative Machine Learning Methods.


Each scholar, selected from 1,760 nation-wide entrants, receives a $2,000 award with an additional $2,000 going to his or her respective school. The 40 finalists chosen to compete at the next level in March will be announced Jan. 21.




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