Antibiotics have saved countless lives, but they also have a dark side. Overuse of these drugs has led to the rise of deadly “superbugs” that are resistant to treatment. This week’s WiSE Wednesday honoree Deanna See, explains this process clearly in her Breakthrough Junior Challenge award-winning video. Despite being only seventeen, this young woman from Singapore already shows a deep understanding of life sciences that promises to serve her well in her plan to pursue a career in bioengineering or biomedical sciences. Further helping her on this path, she will receive $250,000 college scholarship, her teacher will receive $50,000, and her school will be retrofitted with a $100,000 Breakthrough Science Lab. And, unlike the discovery of antibiotics, this achievement comes with no strings attached. Congratulations Deanna and best of luck in your future endeavors!

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