Down To A Science: 7 Greenwich High Students Earn Awards At Intel Fair

Down To A Science: 7 Greenwich High Students Earn Awards At Intel Fair.
GREENWICH, Conn. – A record seven students from Greenwich High won awards to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.
Luca Barceló received an Intel ISEF second place award in the Environmental Engineering category ($1,500), and was awarded a $48,000 scholarship to the University of Arizona for his project: Crowd-Sourced Detection and Mapping of Nitrate Water Pollutants via a Mobile Web- Based Image Analysis System.
Shobhita Sundaram received an Intel ISEF fourth place award in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category ($500), and also received a $1,000 Special Award from NSA for her project: Detection of Premalignant Pancreatic Cancer via Computational Analysis of Serum Proteomic Profiles.
Shobhita developed a software algorithm that can examine mass spectroscopy data of a patient’s blood, before the onset of any signs of pancreatic cancer, and can predict whether that person will eventually develop the disease.
( Click here for a Daily Voice story on his project.)
His project was called an Early Warning System for Zika Virus in Mosquito Populations Based on Real-Time Field Detection of Viral RNA in Mosquito Saliva.
Four additional Greenwich High School students were awarded the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Intel ISEF to present their projects: Agustina Stefani: Carbon Capture and Storage via Silver Nanoparticle Catalyzed Hydration of Carbon Dioxide.
Connor Li: Optimization of Vertically Aligned Boron Nitride Nanotube Membranes via Magnetic Arrangement in a Lyotropic Precursor for Water Transport Applications.
Each of the seven students conducted their research as part of the Greenwich High School Science Research course led by teacher/adviser Andrew Bramante.

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