Seven North Carolina student science and engineering researchers are international winners, recently recognized by the Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, for Special and Grand Awards of the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. These students competed against 1,800 students from over 80 countries to earn top honors. Congratulations to these and all the North Carolina students competing in this prestigious event.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the United States government agency with a mission of science, service, and stewardship. Its mission touches the lives of every American, protecting life and property and conserving and protecting natural resources. NOAA's "Taking the Pulse of the Planet" awards recognize outstanding projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences with cash awards and a first prize summer internship.
Second Award of $500 The Bioaccumulation, Toxicity, and Electrical Discharge Plasma-Treatment of the Emerging Perfluorinated Contaminant, GenX Elizabeth Grace Kinsey, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Wilmington, NC, United States of America
Uma Loh Volety, John T Hoggard High School, Wilmington, NC, United States of America
National Security Agency Research Directorate The NSA Research Directorate is one of the most established research organizations in the U.S. Intelligence Community. As a world leader in science and technology, Research engages with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to both advance core competencies and to leverage work in overlapping disciplines. The ISEF Special Awards recognize exceptional research that demonstrates world-class skills in mathematics, computer science, cybersecurity, engineering, physics, and neuroscience while promoting research that can assure and protect cyberspace.
First Place Award "Material Science" $1,000 Glue Busters II: The Effects of Accelerated Cure Time on the Ultimate Shear Strength and Efficiency of CA and PVA Glue Kaitlyn Lee Zuravel, Terry Sanford High School, Fayetteville, NC, United States of America Grand Awards
Fourth Award of $500 A Novel Multimodal Wearable Sensor System for Continuous Monitoring of Chronic Diseases
Jason Li, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, NC, United States of America
Fourth Award of $500 Synthesis of Silver Compounds with Potential Anti-Cancer Activity: Silver(I) Complexes with Xylyl-Substituted Heterocyclic Thiones and Selones
Aakriti Lakshmanan, Ardrey Kell High School, NC, United States of America
Fourth Award of $500 Get a Grip: Creating Soft Robotic Grippers via Self-folding by Infrared Activation
Ana Ratanaphruks, Wake STEM Early College High School, NC, United States of America
Translational Medical Science
Fourth Award of $500 Battling Blindness in Premature Babies: An Image Processing and Machine Learning Based Application for Early Detection and Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity Ishaan Maitra, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, NC, United States