Carroll Student Wins College Scholarship in Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition
Release Date: 5/4/2010 2:24:22 PM
Danielle Thiemeyer has been named a Semifinalist in the prestigious Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition, the nation’s leading public health competition for high school students. She won a $1,000 college scholarship for her project, “Exploring the Relationship and Causes of Tinea and Tinea pedis Among Athletes and Non-Athletes.”
Thiemeyer is a senior at Francis Scott Key High School and is in the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. As part of this program, Thiemeyer conducted research on differentiated rates of fungal infection between athletes versus non-athletes. She surveyed students at Century, Francis Scott Key, and North Carroll High Schools. This research was submitted as part of the application for the scholarship.
The YES Competition was established in 2003 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the College Board to inspire talented high school students to apply epidemiological methods to the investigation of public health issues and to encourage them to enter the field of public health.