Intel honors six Calhoun students
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Yu’s research, conducted at Stony Brook University, looked at whether there is a change in the bacteria composition of the gastrointestinal tract before the formation of colon cancer, and she found that bacteria in the gut do indeed change before the onset of colon cancer.
Yu is co-secretary general of Calhoun’s Model United Nations club and the site-based committee, which looks at issues at Calhoun and comprises administrators, teachers, parents and students. She is also vice president of the National Honor Society, and a member of the math, science and Spanish honor societies, as well as the science club.
Yu said she hopes to attend Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, NYU or Stony Brook University and become a dermatologist.