Story excerpt provided by Akron Beacon Journal.
Written by Cheryl Powell.
Nyna Sayarath spent part of her summer vacation brainstorming ways to protect the minds of athletes.
Sayarath, 16, of Akron was among 14 teens who participated this week in the BioInnovation Academy at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron.
The program was launched last year to encourage youth to pursue careers in the biomedical field or in medicine. The academy was open to students who will enter grades 9-12 in the fall.
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Originally published July 18, 2014.