The Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair celebrated its 71st year of open competition of research projects in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering March 26 and 27 at Heinz Field. The competition was open to all students in grades six-12 from 23 counties in western Pennsylvania and three counties in West Virginia.
More than 1,000 students from more than 100 schools in Pennsylvania and two counties in Maryland competed for over $1 million in cash prizes and scholarships.
Winners who will advance to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair May 9-14 in San Jose, Calif., are: Inga Saathoff, Oil City High School, Project: Identifying T Tauri Stars;
|TAYLOR FITZPATRICK, 12, of Manchester, goes to Manchester Academic Charter School. Her project is “Volt,” to find out what sports drinks have the most electrolytes by making a machine to test them with a 9 volt battery and some copper wire.
Ariel Schroeder, St. Joseph High School, Project: Improving Stethoscope Hygiene;
Teacher/School Awards—Junior Division Teacher/School with the Most Winning Entries—Jackie Alcorn, Mother of Sorrows School
Intermediate Division Teacher/School with the Most Winning Entries—Cathy Borecky, St. Thomas More School
Senior Division Techer/School with the Most Winning Entries—Cathy Greco, St. Joseph High School
On competition day, students displayed their presentation boards and discussed their research with scientists and engineers. Sponsor awards were presented on competition day. Category, Scholarships, Perseverance, and ISEF award winners were announced at the awards program. First place category award-winning projects will be displayed at Carnegie Science Center following PRSEF.
|NATHANIEL BARBOUR, 14, from The Campus School of Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pa. Project “Insulation Nation” Green vs. Traditional,” to find out if environmentally sound insulation is really better to use and safer for the environment.
“Thanks to all of the teachers, parents, and volunteers for your long hours of dedication in helping our young scientists and engineers to explore their world through hands-on science research. Without you, PRSEF would not exist,” said a representative of the group in a press release.