Raleigh, NC – May 6, 2019 – The North Carolina Science Fair Foundation (NCSFF), sponsor of the annual NC Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) is proud to announce that the winners of the 32nd NCSEF are advancing to the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, AZ May 12-18, 2019.
A total of 19 high school student researchers will compete against 1,800 students from 75 countries for more than four million in awards and scholarships.
Students attending the Intel ISEF are Isaiah James Lefler, Nicole Marisha Rideout, John Van Nguyen, Hunter Chase Bishop, Fritz Alexander Ruppert, Marli Brooke Cohen, Ada Noel Weaver of Brevard High School in Brevard; Akshra Premnarasu Paimagam of Myers Park High School in Charlotte; Askriti Lakshmanan, Dev Mayur Chheda, Varun Rajesh Pai, Vineel Parashar Vanam, Vatsal Varma of Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte; Uma Loh Volety of Hoggard High School in Wilmington; Elizabeth Grace Kinsey, Jason Ohiowa Li of the NC School of Science and Mathematics in Durham; Kallie Angelina Elam, Josie Abigail Gonzalez of Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane; and Kaitlyn Lee Zuravel of Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville.
NCSFF Chairwoman, Dr. Pamela Gilchrist said, “We are excited for the students to showcase their science and engineering research projects at the world’s largest pre-college competition. We thank Biogen Foundation, our presenting sponsor and other businesses and foundations for supporting our efforts to make science and engineering accessible to all students through student-driven research. Without their support, our students would not have the funding to participate.”
NCSEF Director Judy Day said, “Our local and regional teachers and fair directors from surrounding North Carolina counties continue to raise the standards for student research in all STEM areas. Our student researchers are well prepared and excited to represent North Carolina.”
The NC Science Fair Foundation sponsors the NCSEF and its 9 Regional Competitions held in North Carolina. NCSFF is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization, whose mission is to increase inquiry-based student research in STEM-related areas of study in Grades 3-12 by “Inspiring Innovation in Student Research”.
NCSEF is the state affiliate to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).