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Georgia Students Win Big At International Science And Engineering Fair

Approximately 1,800 high school students competed at Intel’s ISEF in May 2018 for the chance to win over $4 million in prizes.
On May 18, 2018, the top winners and approximately 600 finalists out of 1,800 participants received awards and prizes for their innovative research at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs in order to advance to ISEF. For Georgia students, school level and regional winners competed at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) in Athens, GA, on March 22-24, 2018. A select number of projects were chosen to compete at ISEF. 
 
GPB Education congratulates the following Georgia students who took home prizes at this year’s Intel ISEF competition: 
 
ANIMAL SCIENCES
Fourth Award of $500
ANIM048 — Acoustic Signatures: A Novel Tool to Detect Muscle Myopathy
Divya Srinivasan, Johns Creek High School, GA, United States of America
 
BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Fourth Award of $500
BEHA007 — A Rapid Prediction Method for Epileptic Seizures Using Machine Learning Algorithms
Suraj Modi, Mountain View High School, GA, United States of America
 
COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS
Fourth Award of $500
CBIO024T — Experimental External Neural Pathway for Motion in Stroke Victims
Caitlin van Zyl, McIntosh High School, GA, United States of America
Jacqueline van Zyl, McIntosh High School, GA, United States of America
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Fourth Award of $500
ENEV005 — Biodiesel Fuel Production via Mild Chemical Recycling of Thermosetting Polymers
Emily Guo, Chattahoochee High School, GA, United States of America
 
TRANSLATIONAL MEDICAL SCIENCE
Second Award of $1,500
TMED042 — Development of a Drug-Likeness Rule for Natural Products
Saadh Ahmed, Northview High School, GA, United States of America
 
For a full list of winners, click here.
 
Seth Bishop, the STEM coordinator and gifted chemistry teacher at McIntosh High School in Fayette County, was one of the many teachers who attended the event in support of his students. "The near 1,400 projects were almost too much to fully observe," says Bishop. "There were so many impressive projects and the students displayed a lot of passion for their work. I hope to articulate the experience to my upcoming students and inspire them to reach new heights."
 
Two of Seth Bishop's students at McIntosh High School, Caitlin van Zyl and Jacqueline van Zyl, took home $500 for their research on Experimental External Neural Pathway for Motion in Stroke Victims.
 
For more information about Intel’s ISEF and qualifying competitions, click here