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SREP Advanced Judging Winners Announced
SREP Advanced Judging Winners Announced
Hathaway Brown School held its 21st annual Science Research and Engineering Program Poster Session and Reception. Nearly 130 students presented work on research ranging from independent background literature reviews to research that has been ongoing for almost four years in disciplines covering archaeology and medical projects to physics and polymer sciences.

Based on extensive judging from both internal faculty and external scientists from Case Western, Cleveland Clinic, and NASA Glenn, the top three projects from the Poster Session were selected as finalists to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) May 12-17 in Phoenix, Arizona. This is largest pre-college science event in the nation and more than 1800 student finalists from local and regional fairs from roughly 75 countries and territories arrive to compete at ISEF for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, and scientific field trips and have an exciting week of networking and activities.

In addition to these high stakes awards, HB students won a number of special awards at the Poster Session in recognition for their research efforts. Each winner received a certificate and many awards were also accompanied by cash awards, gifts, or medals of recognition.

Intel ISEF Finalists:

  • Tejal Pendekanti '20: Thrombus-Directed Drug Delivery Systems For Targeted Fibrinolysis with Dr. Anirban Sen Gupta and Michael Sun at Case Western Reserve University
  • Shruthi Ravichandran '21: Site-Specific Delivery of Immune Adjuvants for Antitumoral Response of the Tumor Microenvironment with Dr. Efstathios Karathanasis and Peter Bielecki at Case Western Reserve University
  • Alison Xin '19: Computational Predictions in the Design of Affinity-Based Drug Delivery with Dr. Horst von Recum and Dr. Edgardo Riviera at Case Western Reserve University

Intel Computer Science Award Winner:
Sinead Li, '20: Building an Automatic Methodology for Meta-Analysis Using Web-Scraping on PubMed with Dr. Cheryl Thompson at Case Western Reserve University

US Air Force Awards: (top background and starting project boards):

  • Hiba Daud ‘21
  • Anjali Dhanekula ‘22
  • Avery Simon ‘22
  • Madeleine Williams ‘22

Office of Naval Research Awards:

  • Sahej Bindra ‘19
  • Ainsley Bradbury ‘19
  • Lina Zein ‘20

American Psychological Association Award: Carolyn Homolka ‘19

American Material Society (ASM) Award: Greta Cywinska ‘19

Mu Alpha Theta Award: Anya Razmi ‘20

NASA Earth System Science Award: Megan Qiang ‘19

Ricoh's Sustainable Development Award: Selby Vaughn ‘20

Society for In Vitro Biology Award: Hannah Basali ‘20

US Metric SI Award: Jennifer Wang ‘19

Yale Science and Engineering Award: Helen Sun ‘20

The Intel ISEF unites the top young scientific minds, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where doctoral-level scientists review and judge their work. Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $5 million in prizes at Intel ISEF. The competition focuses on identifying, inspiring, and engaging the world's next STEM generation. The finalists of 420 regional and state events go on to participate in Intel ISEF. Intel ISEF alumni have gone on to receive some of the world's most esteemed academic honors, including one Nobel Prize, one Breakthrough Prize, three National Medals of Science, and six MacArthur Foundation Fellowships. They're involved in some of the most groundbreaking scientific research.