Seven Student Projects to Compete at Regional Science Fair

Seven student science projects will compete on March 2 at the Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair after earning top marks at the eighth annual Indian Springs School Science Fair.

High School Level (9th–12th grades):

Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Mike Jiang '20 | “Plant Classification Using Convolutional Neural Network”

Middle School Level (8th grade):

Energy and Transportation
Harshil Mehta '22 | “Increasing the Distance of a Wireless Energy Transfer by Implementing Less Gauge of the Wire”

Engineering
Catherine Kung '22 | “Creating a Pectin-based Temperature-Sensitive Artificial Skin”

Environmental and Earth Science
Shadie Shrestha '22 and Zola Thompson '22 | “Climate Change and Experimental Analysis”
Olivia Honeycutt '22 and Caroline Beisher '22 | “Fertilizer of the Future”
Jerry Zheng '22 and Joey Zhu '22 | “Are Environmentally-friendly Dishwashing Liquids Really Friendly to the Environment”

Medicine and Health Sciences
Virginia Slaughter '22 | “Seeing Eye to Eye”

Open to students in all five grades and judged by faculty, the school fair follows Intel International Science and Engineering Fair guidelines and allows students to compete in all nine INTEL categories.

Three entries in each category are allowed to advance from the school fair to the regional fair, which will be hosted by the UAB Center for Community OutReach Development (CORD) on March 2 at the UAB Recreation Center. First- through third-place winners at the regional fair will advance to compete at the state fair in Huntsville, and the top four senior (high school) division winners at the regional fair will advance automatically to the Intel International Fair in Los Angeles.

Congratulations to those selected to advance, thanks so much to our faculty judges, and best of luck to all at the regional fair!
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