PVSchools graduate receives ‘Future Innovators of the Year’ award

Alex Rossi, a 2015 graduate of Paradise Valley High School and the Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology program, will be honored as a Future Innovator of the Year Award winner at the  Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards and Gala on Nov. 12.

Alex Rossi (submitted photo)

Alex Rossi (submitted photo)

Mr. Rossi was one of four students to be named as a Future Innovator, awarded on their performances in at least one of the following events: Arizona Science and Engineering Fair; Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair; Youth Engineering and Science Fair, Sierra Vista; Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium; Science Olympiad, First Robotics; and Helios Scholars at TGen.

The Future Innovators award winners were evaluated and chosen by a selection committee independent of the Arizona Technology Council, including members of the Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations, according to a press release.

Mr. Rossi won the award for his presentation on the treatment of neurological disorders at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair.

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is the Arizona Technology Council’s annual awards gala in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority that honors technology leaders and innovators from across the state. Students will present their project board at the event and Mr. Rossi will also be presenting, discussing his work The Ketone Body ß-Hydroxybutyrate is an Effective Radiosensitizer of Murine Glioma Cells In Vivo, with attendees.

Mr. Rossi is currently attending Arizona State University and was invited to be a writer for “Ask a Biologist” as a specialist in cancer genetics, the release stated.

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