International Science and Engineering Fair recognizes 10 Kentucky students

Seventeen high school students made Kentucky proud at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last week in Phoenix, Arizona, where more than 1,500 students from 70 countries competed after qualifying at their state or regional science and engineering fair.

Ten of Kentucky’s students brought home at least one award from the event, with a total of 14 awards for Kentucky. Eight students received a “Grand Award” by finishing in the top four of their category. As prizes are given in many awards categories, a total of $9,000 in prize money, two all expense paid trips to CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and a $60,000 tuition scholarship award were won by the team representing Kentucky.

Lexmark is proud to have sponsored the students who won the Kentucky State Science Fair competition and helped represent Kentucky at the international event.

Here is a photo of the team from Kentucky that attended the fair:

Team Kentucky

Here is a photo of the students who won an award at the fair:

Award Winners

Students in the photo (not in order) are: Valerie Sarge, Karan Babbarwal, Petra Ronald, Richard Gunasena, Sanjana Rane, Aimee Turner, Vincent Cao and Jay Kumar.

Here is the list of students who won an award:

Grand Awards

Second Award of $1,500: Energy and Transportation

Novel Materials for Organic Solar Cells

Valerie Youngmi Sarge, 15, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky

Second Award of $1,500: Environmental Sciences

An Inquiry into the Effect of the Environmental Pollutant Acrylic Aldehyde on Neutrophil Activation

Sanjana Jagdish Rane, 15, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Third Award of $1,000: Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering

Optimization of Carbon Nanotube-based CFx Primary Battery Performance: Role of Fluorination

Richard Nipun Gunasena, 14, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Third Award of $1,000: Environmental Sciences

A Four Year Mathematical Analysis as a Predictor of Dams Impact on Biodiversity and Stream Recovery

Aimee Michelle Turner, 18, Ballard High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Fourth Award of $500: Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering

Studying Bone Matrix Formation via Bioengineering Approach

Karan Babbarwal, 16, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Fourth Award of $500: Environmental Management Category

Further Studies in Biofilm Removal of Wastewater Contaminants

Monica Elizabeth McFadden, 18, Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills, Kentucky

Fourth Award of $500: Behavioral and Social Sciences Category

The Effects of the Media on Gender Stereotypes and the Furthering of Sexual Harassment

Petra Katherine Ronald, 17, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky

Fourth Award of $500: Physics and Astronomy

Superconductivity Emerging from Diamagnetism and Non-Fermi Liquid Behavior in a New Class of Chalcogenides

Vincent Shian Cao, 17, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky

Special Award Recognition

American Physiological Society: Third Award of $500

What Are Mechanims Underlying Nicotine Induced Neutrophil Apoptosis?

Jay Kumar, 17, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Endocrine Society: Certificate of Honorable Mention

Analysis of Changes Regarding Insulin Signaling in Response to High Fat Diet and Aging

Trevor James Krolak, 18, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky

European Organization for Nuclear Research-CERN: All-expense paid trip to CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Novel Materials for Organic Solar Cells

Valerie Youngmi Sarge, 15, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky

European Organization for Nuclear Research-CERN: All-expense paid trip to CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Superconductivity Emerging from Diamagnetism and Non-Fermi Liquid Behavior in a New Class of Chalcogenides

Vincent Shian Cao, 17, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky

King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity: Fourth Award $1,500

Novel Materials for Organic Solar Cells

Valerie Youngmi Sarge, 15, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia: Tuition Scholarship of $15,000 per year for four years

What Are Mechanims Underlying Nicotine Induced Neutrophil Apoptosis?

Jay Kumar, 17, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

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