Rancho Santa Fe student wins first place at Science and Engineering Fair


Three juniors from The Bishop’s School won awards and/or have been selected to represent San Diego and the United States at science and engineering fairs state-wide and internationally. Tina Huang, Kamran Jamil, and William Nahm, from Bishop’s Class of 2014, competed at the 59th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Huang and Jamil have been given a chance to move forward grouped with 114 San Diego high school students. Nahm received third place in both health sciences and medicine categories.

Jamil, a Rancho Santa Fe resident and son of Mr. Haris and Dr. Shazia Jamil, is one of four students (two from biological sciences and two from math/engineering sciences) who were chosen to move on to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

His research project, “Autism and Gut Microbiome: is there a link?” won Jamil first place in microbiology. In addition, he received the Blue Ribbon award from Kaiser Permanente, a certificate for Outstanding Achievement for Ability and Creativity with In Vitro Biology and a Sigma Xi award. Jamil has been actively pursuing his passion for scientific research for the past two summers through an eight-week summer internship at the University of California, San Diego’s School of Medicine.

Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition and provides an annual~forum for more than 1,500 high school students from about 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research. For more information on the Intel ISEF, visit the web site

The 59th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair was held on March 21 at San Diego State University.

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