WEST PALM BEACH- Four District students recently participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.
They were among the approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories who were given the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for $4 million in prizes.
The students representing Palm Beach County had an impressive showing, with some taking home awards:
* William Gao – Junior, Suncoast High (Palm Beach Gardens resident)
Special award of $500 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Society, Honorable Mention from the U.S. Statistical Society.
* Ray Jia – Junior, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (Boca Raton resident)
* Stefan Wan – Senior, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (Wellington resident)
Second place in Environmental Engineering ($1,500 award).
* Jessica Young – Senior, Palm Beach Central High (Wellington resident)
First place in Animal Science ($3,000 award) and Best in Category, Animal Science ($5,000 award). Young’s Best In Category distinction was a first of Palm Beach County Schools and earned a $1,000 grant for the School District and another $1,000 grant for Palm Beach Central High School.
The Society for Science & the Public partners with Intel – along with dozens of other corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors – to provide the support and awards for Intel ISEF.
The Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of science, through its science education programs and publications.