San Diego Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Results
On February 21, 49 teams from 20 San Diego County high schools built models of proteins involved in genome editing in the protein modeling event at the San Diego County Regional Division C competition.
The top scoring teams were:
- Team Soy from Canyon Crest Academy
- Team Bacon from Westview High School
- Team Calvin from Rancho Bernardo High School
RCSB PDB Annotator Michael Gao supervised the event, along with judges Lanfeng Wang and Wei Wang from University of California San Diego.
This year's protein modeling event was designed by MSOE and RCSB PDB, and highlights related Molecule of the Month columns as a resource. Protein modeling will be one of several events at Science Olympiad tournaments across the country and in the National events in May. Teams are recognized for their performance in individual events and in the overall tournament.