1999 Cover SkepChick
Colorado Jr. High student; Front Range Skeptics member.
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Emily enjoys talking on the phone, shopping, rollerblading, travel,
making alien autopsy cakes, and publishing research in *JAMA.*
She thinks funny guys who know how to do advanced math are "cool."
When asked by John Stossel on ABC's *The Power of Belief* if she
really wanted to be known as a skeptic, she replied: "Yup. It will
help you in the real world."
Emily's 4th grade science experiment, testing the ability of Therapeutic
Touch practitioners to sense a "human energy field" was published in the
April 1, 1998 issue of *JAMA.* She is a Guinness World Record holder for
the youngest person, at age 11, to publish serious research in a medical
journal; 1998 Winner of the "Skeptic of the Year" award from
the Skeptic Society; Award Winner, James Randi Educational Foundation;
Board of Advisors, *Jr. Skeptic*; and keynoter at 1998 Ig Nobel Award
Ceremonies at Harvard.