Four Pittsburgh Students Competed in International Science Fair


Four Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF) students competed at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair last week in Los Angeles.  They were:

Songela Chen, North Allegheny Senior High School, 11th grade
Project: n-3 PUFAs Benefit Microglial Response to Myelin Pathology
Akash Levy, Taylor Allderdice, 12th grade
Project: Piezoforce Imaging of Confined Oxide Nanowires
Rishi Mirchandani, Fox Chapel Area High School, 11th grade
Project: The Impact of Demand Elasticity on the Downs-Thomson and Braess Paradoxes
Suvir Mirchandani, Fox Chapel Area High School, 9th grade
Project: Fuzzy Logic Based Web Browser for the Motor Impaired

The following students won the following awards:

Rishi, Third Place, $1,000 Grand Award in Mathematics Science and a Certificate of Honorable Mention from the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS was founded in 1888, to further the interests of mathematical research & scholarship, as well as to serve the national/international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy & other programs. Friends and family of the late mathematician, Karl Menger, contribute to a fund in his memory, to be distributed by the AMS for annual awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Suvir, GoDaddy, $1,500, Web Innovator Award.  In addition to offering domain names, website builders and hosting, GoDaddy believes it has a responsibility to make a difference in the community. As part of that philosophy, GoDaddy contributes to nonprofit organizations that focus on causes meaningful to customers, employees and our community. GoDaddy presented the following awards, the Web Innovator Award, the Mobile Application Award, the Open Source Award, the Data Award and the Forward Thinker Award.

Akash, Certificate of Honorable Mention from the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society. The AAPT is the premier global professional society established to advance the greater good through physics education. With the support of our members worldwide, AAPT is an action oriented organization designed to develop, improve, and promote best practices for physics education as part of the global need for qualified Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics teachers who will inspire tomorrow’s leaders and decision makers.

Congratulations to all the PRSEF students!