Hathaway Brown School was pleased to once again host the annual Science Research & Engineering Program Poster Session and Reception. This year’s event took place on Tuesday, March 7 in the school's atrium with 133 students and 25 students participated in Advanced Judging or a specialized Computer Science judging. The following students will be representing HB at International Science Fairs in the coming months (or have been awarded a substantial computer science prize):
Intel ISEF Finalists:
Catherine Areklett, '17: Surface versus Bulk Chiral Orientation Effects in Liquid Crystals with Dr. Charles Rosenblatt at Case Western Reserve University
Ananya Kalahasti, '17: Presence of Plasmodium falciparum Gametocytes with Asymptomatic Malaria with Dr. Brian Grimberg at Case Western Reserve University
Isha Lele, '18: Investigating the Design of Nanoparticles to Target Difficult-to-Reach Tumor Sites with Dr. Efstathios Karathanasis at Case Western Reserve University
Maya Razmi, '18: Heteromultivalent Approaches to Clot-targeted Nanomedicine: Combination Targeting of Platelets and Fibrin with Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta at Case Western Reserve University
Lina Ghosh, '17: Compartment-Specific Differences in Dendritic Spine Morphology in a Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome with David Katz at Case Western Reserve University
Intel Computer Science Award Winners ($200 prize):
Lauren Egts, '17: Reinventing Apollo Technology with Dr. Herb Schilling and Calvin Robinson at NASA Glenn Research Center
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the largest pre-college scientific research event in the world. Each May (this year from May 14-19 in Los Angeles), more than 1500 student finalists from local and regional fairs from roughly 70 countries and territories arrive to compete at ISEF for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prizes, including one $75,000 and two $50,000 college scholarships. All prizes together amount to over $4,000,000. The International Science and Engineering Fair was founded in 1950 by Science Service (now the Society for Science & the Public) and has been sponsored by the Intel Corporation since 1997. As of 2012, seven ISEF alumni went on to win Nobel Prizes.
I-SWEEEP, The International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project, is a groundbreaking science fair competition open to high school students organized by Harmony Public Schools, a K-12 Public Charter School System. With the support of leaders in industry and higher education institutions, I-SWEEEP works with local, national, and international science fair organizations to bring top-ranking participants and qualifying projects to Houston each year, this year from May 3-8. Student finalists from local and regional fairs are selected to attend this top international science fair.
Congratulations to these students on their outstanding original research projects!