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National Science Contest Finals Includes High School Senior

Catherine Wong competes against 30 other teen scientists in Washington, D.C., next month.

A Morristown High School senior has earned her way into the finals of a national pre-college science contest.

Catherine Wong is gaining honors for her research project, "Design and Evaluation of a Cell-Phone Compatible Wireless Electrocardiograph," in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search, according to NJ.com. 

The teen's project focuses on using cell phone technology to transmit medical information in real time. The idea is attracting attention because of its potential practical application in giving people in underdeveloped places access to medical care.

Forty finalists were selected from 1,712 high school seniors from across the nation. A top prize of $100,000 will go to the winner judged to have the best original research.

The competition takes place in March at the Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C..

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