January 20, 2017

Team of Deerfield Students to See Their Experiment Launched Into Space

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A science experiment designed by five Deerfield High School students to measure the effect of solar radiation on tumor growth will be launched into space in March.

“I was awestruck,” said junior Chirag Goel, one of the project’s team members. “It’s hard to believe I’m part of something as extraordinary as this.”

The project was created during a three-day competitive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camp in June. Deerfield was one of four nationwide locations for the camp. The group learned Dec. 1 that their effort was the lone experiment destined for space travel.