El Estoque

Junior David Wang part of top 20 high school chemists in nation

Junior David Wang synthesizes acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) through the Fischer esterification of salicylic acid and acetic anhydride. Labs like this were conducted by Wang in preparation for the Chemistry Olympiad. Photo by Jenny Xu.

Rhonda Mak

June 3, 2014

[dropcap1]J[/dropcap1]unior David Wang is just about as close as you can get to a mad scientist here on campus. He has accumulated a wide variety of chemicals in his garage that he experiments with in his free time. When he talks about chemistry he speaks without falter as though he cannot contain...