Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Out-of-Door Student Attends Science Fair at the White House

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Out-of-Door Student Attends Science Fair at the White House

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Brittany Wenger -- an Out-of-Door Academy senior who already won a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands and an internship at a top company as the grand prize winner in Google's 2012 science fair -- was at the White House on Monday for another fair with a prominent host.

Wenger, 18, was among 100 students from more than 40 states at 2013 White House Science Fair, emceed by President Barack Obama.

Picked from among 5,000 students from more than 100 countries in the Google competition, Wenger created an artificial intelligence computer program that could potentially provide a cheaper and less invasive method to detect malignant breast tumors as the winner.

The White House described Wenger as a "teen who never grew out of the 'why' phase," noting that she was inspired by her cousin's battle with breast cancer.

She spent more than 1,000 hours researching and creating the "Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer," a service that combines multiple data from a single less invasive procedure to improve cancer detection. …

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