Monday, July 30, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LILBURN -- A young man from Parkview High School with an interest in science, technology, math and engineering is raking in awards at the local, state, national and international levels.
Aprotim Cory Bhowmik, 16, started off his summer break by winning two awards during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Bhowmik competed in the medicine and health sciences category with his project titled, "Arterial Hemodynamics in Atherosclerosis Patients." He was selected for the American Physiological Society's first place award and got third place for the international medicine and health sciences award presented by Intel.
"I've always been interested in science," Bhowmik said. "I enjoy approaching real-world problems and attempting to solve them using science."
Bhowmik said that after he graduates he plans to either go to medical school or become an engineer.
As recipient of the American Physiological Society's first place award, Bhowmik received a cash award of $1,500, a certificate, a T-shirt, and a one-year subscription to APS publications.
The American Physiological Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences.
As recipient of a third place award in the category of medicine and health sciences for best in category Bhowmik received $1,000.
The international event was held in Pittsburgh in mid-May, where Bhowmik competed with students from around the world. He was invited to compete at the international competition after earning first place at the state level event in April, where his project was also selected as one of the top 10 in Georgia.