Rochester student wins science prize

May 6, 2019

Rochester’s Emma Keeler was one of three Falmouth Academy students awarded prizes at the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair at MIT on May 3 and 4.

Keeler, who is a senior, won the Moderna Therapeutics Award and the Cabot Corporation first place award for her research on “The Classification of Fungal Derivatives with Clinical Potential.”

Two other Falmouth Academy students, Saniya Rajagopal and Noah Glassglow, also earned first place prizes in other categories for their projects and studies. 

Last year, Keeler presented at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and was awarded second place in the microbiology division for her project on compounds in hydrothermal vents that may have antibiotic properties.