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GSMST students are finalists in space video contest

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Out of thousands of entries submitted for a science project about space, the video project of three talented students from Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology has been named a finalist in the search.

Shawn Albert, Brian Barr and Aditya Ragunathan submitted a video entry of a proposed science project to be performed on the International Space Station, a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit.

The local students' entry has been selected as one of 60 finalists in the world. If the video gets enough votes by web users, the students will get to go on a trip to Washington D.C., which will include a zero gravity flight and win a Lenovo IdeaPad U300S Ultrabook.

According to its website, the contest, which was sponsored by YouTube and Lenovo, aims to "find an amazing space experiment with some extraordinary prizes for the winners."

As their unique project idea, Albert, Barr and Ragunathan addressed the rate at which insulin grows in space.

Principal Jeff Mathews said the school is very proud of the project.

"The efforts of these students is extremely impressive," Mathews said. "The community can get behind these students by voting on their project."

To vote for the local students, click HERE.

To view the Space Lab channel on YouTube, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/spacelab/spacelab