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By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eighteen-year-old Brazilian student Juliana Estradioto won first place at one of world's largest pre-college science fairs.

Born in Osório, Rio Grande do Sul, she researched the uses of macadamia nut shells in wound dressing or for packaging.

Juliana Estradioto won the highest prize in the Materials Science category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The results were announced last Friday, May 17th, during the event in Phoenix, Arizona.

Because of the result, Juliana Estradioto will also get to name an asteroid after herself . . .

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