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Young Achiever: Rebecca Stabile

| Thursday, April 17, 2008

Age : 15

Parents : Diane and Richard Stabile

Community : Monroeville

School : Stabile is a sophomore at Gateway High School.

Interest : Stabile likes discovering things about the world, and her favorite subjects are math and physics. She dances ballet and plays tennis and chess. She's a member of the science club, the Latin club and The Future Is Mine, a career awareness program. She is a member of student council and student government.

Noteworthy : Stabile won several awards at the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, including a $20,000 scholarship from Point Park University and a full summer program scholarship from Carnegie Mellon University for a six-week program that will allow her to earn two college credits. She received a sponsor award from IBM. Her project, "Optics as a Grand Unified Theory," used a series of calculations to show how charged photons could be the source of gravity. She won several awards last year with an experiment testing the dual nature of light by measuring the number and pattern of photons landing on each section of a polarizer.

Quote : "It was a lot of building on what I did last year."

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