Westview Freshman Kara Fan Recognized for Work on Liquid Bandages
What started as an at-home bio project is now changing the medtech game: Westview High School freshman Kara Fan was recognized on behalf of San Diego County District 3 Supervisor Kristin Gaspar for her 3M "Young Scientist Challenge" project on liquid bandages.
At just 14 years old, Kara has developed a method of using nano-particles in liquid bandages to kill harmful bacteria in wounds. The labs at UC San Diego Health lent her microscopes for her research, and she is now one of only 10 students going on to participate in the national finals at the 3M headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kara leaves in October to be mentored and find ways to build upon her work. Watch Kara's interview with KUSI here.