Student Entrepreneur Wins Big at International Science and Engineering Fair

Hannah Pic Fair Pic Hannah Herbst, a FAU High School dual-enrolled student who works in the laboratory of Dr. Marianne Porter, recently won $5,000 for first place in the Translational Medical Science category at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. 

Herbst was also named one of the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) Scholars, the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition, for her project entitled "Biomimetic Antibacterial Engineered Surface Topography Development to Reduce the Spread of Pathogens in Medical Facilities." Herbst is also a 2019 FAU Tech Runway Launch Competition winner. Her project "Sharks Take a Bite Out of Infection! An Antibacterial, Reusable Bandage for Post-Operative Patients" will be further developed as she begins a year-long entrepreneurial program at Tech Runway.