Local Students Chosen to Attend International Science and Engineering Fair

April 13, 2010

The top three high school student projects chosen from the Ohio District 13 Science Day held at Mount Union College on March 27 will attend the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Albuquerque, NM in May.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest pre-college science competition, provides an opportunity for the best young scientists to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge science projects and compete for over $3 million in awards and scholarships. All of the trip expenses will be paid by a grant awarded annually to District 13 from the Timken Charitable Trust Foundation.

Individual finalists who will be making the trip to Albuquerque include Jackson High School senior Louis Britton, whose project was titled Catalytic Cracking of Oleochemicals and Louisville High School senior Michael Ludwig, whose project was titled The Evaluation of Concrete Compressive Strength of Silicon Dioxide Replacement Samples with Electric Utility Coal Fired Boiler Bottom Ash and Boiler Slag.

The team finalists were Hoover High School seniors Madhav Chopra and Kurtis Feng, whose project was titled An Analysis of the Wetting Properties of Polycaprolactone Nanofibers.

In addition to the Science and Engineering fair, 76 projects that received a superior rating at the Science Day will represent District 13 at the Ohio State Science Day in Columbus on May 12. The 76 Superior rated projects were chosen from a total of 180 projects representing 210 students.

To The Top!