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 8 in the school's atrium with 130 students, and five students were selected by judges to represent HB as finalists at upcoming international science fairs. Each winning project represented between two to four years of research in labs at local Cleveland institutions and will go compete for additional prizes.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 8-13 in Phoenix, Arizona), more than student finalists from local and regional fairs from roughly 75 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.
This year’s Intel ISEF Finalists are:
- Margaret Broihier, '17: Characterizing the Role of Trem2 in Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Gary Landreth at Case Western Reserve University
- Caitlin Coyne, '17: In-vitro, Cell Based Screening and Study to Identify Differentiation-Inducing Agents for AML with Dr. David Wald at Case Western Reserve University
- Kavya Ravichandran, '16: A Nanomedicine Approach for Targeted Thrombolysis with Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta at Case Western Reserve University
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. Student finalists from local and regional fairs are selected to attend this top international science fair, which takes place April 26-May 1 in Houston, Texas.
This year’s ISWEEEP Finalists are:
- Madeline Howarth, '17: Identification of Macrophage Phenotypic Response Around Neuronal Cell Bodies After Peripheral Nerve Injury with Dr. Richard Zigmond at Case Western Reserve University
- Maaryah Malik, '16: A Time Course Analysis of CelL Cycle and DNA Damage in an Rb/E2F1 Model Related to Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Hyoung-gon Lee at Case Western Reserve University
Congratulations to these students on their outstanding original research projects!