Henry Lin

Intel Corporation

A Harvard University-bound Caddo Magnet High School graduate delivered his commencement speech via a taped video last week. Henry Lin, 17, of Shreveport missed graduation because he was receiving the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the world’s largest high school science research fair, a week-long event held in Phoenix. Lin received a $50,000 scholarship and $8,000 in cash for his astrophysics project that explores far-off and ancient cluster galaxies.

Caddo Magnet High School senior Henry Lin of Shreveport is in southern California to give a talk on dark energy. Lin is the only speaker who is a high school student to be included in this year's Astrophysics and Exoplanet Science Colloquia and Seminars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Lin says he wants the elite physicists in the audience to understand that high school students can take on complex research projects.