Bravo to Megan Tang '18 and Kaden Agha '18 who both won awards at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles!
In 14 of the past 18 years, 18 York students qualified for INTEL: largest pre-college scientific research event in the world. This year, however, saw a first for York—this is the first time in the past 18 years a student, or in this case students, took home special awards and recognition.
After a week of learning, networking, and fun with scientists from around the globe, the students were recognized as follows:
- Monterey County Grand Prize Winner Megan Tang, won a Second Place Earth and Environmental Sciences Award (and $1500) for her project, “Using Dropsonde Descending Speed to Determine Vertical Velocity in a Hurricane.”
- Monterey County First Runner-Up Kaden Agha, won a Third Place Plant Sciences Award (and $1000) for his project, “Investigation of the Disparity between the Number of Tamalia spp. Galls per Cubic Meter on Arbutus unedo and Arctostaphylos spp.” Kaden and his project also received an Innovative Merit Recognition from Monsanto Company.
Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $4 million in prizes. Millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in Society-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF. Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where doctoral level scientists review and judge their work.