Area students win honors at Intel International Science, Engineering FairFour regional budding scientists recently attended the world’s largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and three came home with honors, including one second-place award.
Four regional budding scientists recently attended the world’s largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and three came home with honors, including one second-place award.
Justin Krell, 15, Plankinton High School, received a second-place award of $1,500 in the environmental management category for his project, “Cutting Down Crude: An Ingenious Concept.” Krell was one of four second-place awards in his category.
This year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 18 in Pittsburgh, consisted of 1,500 students selected from 446 affiliate fairs from approximately 70 countries. Student winners are ninth- through 12th-graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2012 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.
Avon High School juniors Alyson Roth, 17, and Emily Mudder, 17, were awarded a special award of second place for the Alcoa Foundation for water research with their project, “Using Colorimetry to Monitor Nickel Contamination of Water,” which monitored dissolved metal contamination in water streams.
Ali Haines, of White Lake High School, and Isaac Smith, of Mitchell High School, were named student observers for the international fair. Because neither could attend the fair due to prior commitments, Amanda Reiff, of Avon High School, and Tye Harris, of Plankinton High School, took their places.
Julie Olson was named a Fellow of the Society for Science and the Public, which earned her the right to name additional student observers. Those student observers were Miranda Goldammer and Aspen Bechen, both of Mitchell High School.