Double Duty

by Arizona Technology Council

Fifteen Phoenix-area high school students took their places in the spotlight after winning awards in the 2014 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair before also claiming top prizes in the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

The Arizona fair drew more than 1,200 young innovators from across the state to the competition held March 31 through April 2. Entries included everything from a yummy gummy bear lab to the effect of pH levels on fresh- and salt-water organisms to wind turbine generators.

And for the first time, the fair was managed by the Arizona Science Center after being under the direction of the Arizona Technology Council Foundation.

Grand Award winners in the Senior Division then advanced with their projects to Intel ISEF, the world’s largest science and engineering competition that was held May 11-16 in Los Angeles. More than $4 million in scholarships and other prizes were at stake. The international fair was held in Phoenix last year and will return in 2016 and 2019.

The local Intel ISEF Grand Award winners and their schools were:

Arizona College Preparatory – Erie
Kaitlyn Loop

Sarah Galvin

BASIS Scottsdale
Casey Calhoun
Shrey Gupta
Xingyu Yang 

Brophy College Preparatory
Aakash Jain
Rajet Vatsa

Chandler High School
Tejas Dharmaraj
Manav Sevak

Desert Vista High School
Gen Fitzgerald

Hamilton High School
Aundrea DeGravina
Rebecca Jernigan
Viputheshwar Sitaraman
Shea VanSlyke

Xavier College Preparatory
Claire Woodrow

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