STEM Students Win Awards at International Science Fair

STEM Students Win Awards at International Science Fair
Posted on 05/24/2019
STEM Students Win Awards at International Science Fair

Three students from the School District of Lee County that participated in the Intel International Science Fair came home as winners. They competed against nearly 1,800 high school students from more than 80 countries, regions, and territories for prizes and awards valued at more than $5 million.

Congratulations to Intel ISEF 2019 Special Award Winners:

Dahlia Dry, Fort Myers High School. The American Statistical Association (ASA) presented her with the Second Award of $1,000 for her Physics and Astronomy project Plotting New Horizons: A Statistical Analysis of Potential Factors Influencing the Probability of Planetary System Formation

Dahlia is also an Intel ISEF 2019 Grand Award Winner in Physics and Astronomy. She was chosen for a First Award of $3,000 for her project Plotting New Horizons.

Mark Leone, Estero High School. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) honored him with the Second Award of $500 for his Earth and Environmental Sciences project Mitigation of Florida Red Tide (Karenia brevis) Blooms through Flocculation with Enhanced Local Sediments

Morgan Barkhurst, Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded her Honorable Mention for her Physics and Astronomy project Graphene Solar-Photon Sail: A Novel Approach to the Application of Monolayer Graphene on Aluminumized Polyimide Film Using a Figure of Merit of a Solar-Photon Sail Membrane for Interstellar Space Exploration

Dahlia, Mark, Morgan and fellow District competitors Cynthia Sheng from Fort Myers High School and Junwei Tan from Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School all won awards at the 62nd Annual Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair to earn their spot in the 70th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona from May 12th to 17th. Each competitor had already been granted scholarships to FGCU for their hard work and had been recognized at the 64th annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida STEM Competition that ended on March 28th in Lakeland.