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November 15, 2011

By Staff

Pie auction raises almost $15,000 for Compassion House

The Compassion House Pie auction netted just under $15,000 for Compassion House.

Some pies went for hefty amounts, averaging just under $275 per pie.

Compassion House is transitional housing for families in need. Learn more at www.compassion-house.org.

Issaquah student helps UW win engineering prize

David Zong, an Issaquah undergraduate student at the University of Washington majoring in bioengineering, was part of a team from the UW that competed in the International Genetically Engineered Machine World Championship Competition last week, where 65 of the most competitive teams worldwide of undergraduate students convened at MIT to present their synthetic biology projects.

After deliberation, an international panel of judges awarded the UW the grand prize, the first time ever a team from the United States has won the award, topping MIT, Imperial College London and ZJU-China.

Zong’s group produced diesel fuel from sugar by engineering a novel biological system in bacterial cells.

Zong is a 2010 Skyline High School graduate.

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