11th-grader creates new math formulas to win Hawaii State science fair

Kang Ying Liu of St. Andrew's Priory won the top prize at the 53rd Hawai'i State Science and Engineering Fair held April 6 and 7 at the Hawai'i Convention Center. Liu will join 21 other exceedingly bright Hawai'i students at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, Calif. Liu won the competition by discovering nine new geometric formulas for describing triangle inequalities. One of the judges at the Hawai'i event, University of Hawai'i math professor J.B. Nation, said he had not seen such an accomplished display of abstract math at the fair in more than 30 years.