Heritage Hall senior Sukanya Bhattacharya is among the 2019 recipients of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Medal and scholarship.
The Rensselaer Medal seeks to recognize superlative academic achievement and to motivate students toward careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The medal is awarded at high schools throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Bhattacharya has consistently displayed an interest in and passion for the sciences and research throughout her high school career. A recent example includes Bhattacharya’s research with Dr. Susan Sisson, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, on child and maternal nutrition and its relation to public health and childhood obesity. During her time at OUHSC, Bhattacharya worked with other students to better understand the causes of childhood obesity and potential means of mitigation.
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