No variable specified
Henry students travel for science fair
by Nneka Okona
June 27, 2013 01:20 PM | 1304 views | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A dynamic duo of young scientists recently made the journey to Phoenix, Ariz., to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair — Scarlett Reece and Tushar Mittal.

Reece is a rising sophomore at Woodland High School while Mittal is a rising senior at Dutchtown High School.

In May, the two joined 1,600 other science-minded students from around the world, with representation from more than 400 fairs and 70 countries, in what is considered the Olympics of science fairs.

In addition to providing an opportunity for young scientists to compete, the fair provided a chance for attendees to mingle, network with one another and become eligible for about $4 million in awards and scholarships.

Each student focused on a different aspect within the sphere of science, tailored specifically to their interests.

Reece, for instance, entered in the fair a project titled, Steam vs. UV-C: Which is More Effective in Eradicating Bacteria?

Reece’s project was sponsored by her teacher, Suzanne Scudder.

“I am very thankful to the Henry County Science and Engineering Fair for providing the avenue for me to have such an amazing experience,” Reece said in a statement.

Mittal’s project, Apoptic Effects of Carvacrol on Pancreatic and Colorectal Cancer, was designed to be a potential treatment for those cancers.

“In my project, I was able to locate a compound called carvacrol, which is naturally found in oregano,” he said in a statement.

His project was sponsored by his teacher, Rabieh Hafza.

Both projects were selected during county competitions in February.
Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides