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Juniors Anna Fennerty, Katia Renault, Lauren Chow and Claire Cruse competed in the 5th annual UC Berkeley Bioengineering Honors Society Contest and Symposium on April 7. Students chose to solve a biological problem and design a solution. The team decided to use gene editing technology to propose a design that would revolutionize the vaccine making process. They made videos describing their solution, a poster and a Powerpoint presentation. They were judged by a team of professionals in the field in an "industry pitch" as well as presented to a panel of graduate students and professors. The girls put a tremendous amount of effort into designing their solution, processing feedback from a mentor and researching feasibility and marketability. They were accompanied by their teacher and mentor, Mona Dunne (right).