A student in UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science was named a finalist for a spot on the prestigious USA Biology Olympiad team in June.
Shulin Ye, of Lewisville, was one of 20 finalists selected based on scores from an open and semifinals exam to attend the USA Biology Olympiad national finals.
The finalists competed for U.S. medals and one of the four places on Team USA to participate in the International Biology Olympiad.
After she graduates from TAMS, Ye plans to pursue a career in biology. She says she is currently interested in medical bioengineering because she sees many opportunities to improve lives through medicine and technology.
TAMS is a two-year residential program at UNT that allows exceptionally talented students to complete their freshman and sophomore years of college while receiving the equivalent of high school diplomas. Students enroll in the academy following their sophomore year in high school, live in a UNT residence hall and attend UNT classes with college students. After two years, they enroll at UNT or another university to finish their bachelor's degrees.
†Sarah Bahari in UNT News Service can be reached at email@example.com.