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FCPS Students Earn Honors at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
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From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Nine students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) won awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held last week in Los Angeles.

Winners included:

  • Atif Javed and Steve Gillen of Fairfax High School for “Fabrication and Impact Optimization of Angular and Hydrostatic Body Armor,” second place award of $1,500 in Engineering:  Electrical and Mechanical.  Javed and Gillen also won $1,000 from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance-the Lemelson Foundation; and $4,000 in the form of a team tuition scholarship award from the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as well as the opportunity to compete at the London International Youth Science Forum in July.
  • Kelly Martins of Langley High School, third place award of $1,000 in Environmental Management for “The Effect of E. crassipes on the Nitrate and Ammonia Levels from Sewage Treatment Waste Water.”  Martins also won a $15,000 scholarship, renewable annually, to the Florida Institute of Technology.
  • Gillian Gundersen and Brenda Perez of Herndon High School, third place award of $1,000 in Environmental Sciences for “The Effect of Pollutants on Eisenia hortensis and its Potential as an Indicator Species.”
  • Arrush Choudhary of Chantilly High School, fourth place award of $500 in Energy and Transportation for “Effect of Various Metal Cofactors on the Catalyzation Rate of Pyruvate to Ethanol by Pyruvate Decarboxylase in Sacchararomyces cervisiae when Thiamine Pyrophosphate is Absent.”
  • Rithvik Prasannappa and Sameer Singh of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, fourth place award of $500 in Engineering:  Materials and Bioengineering for “Developing a Urine Test for Tularemia Through the Use of Cibacron Blue-Core Shell Nanoparticles to Sequester the Bacterial Antigen Tul4.”

Complete results can be found at http://www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2011.

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