CSEF Students Are Honored at I–SWEEEP
All Seven of this year’s CSEF competitors received honors at the 2013I–SWEEEP International Sustainable World May 8-13, Houston, Texas. CSEF financially sponsored three students and their advisors/parents this year. In addition, four students who competed in our Fair also chose to submit their projects directly to I-SWEEEP. (Direct registration deadline was March 8 in 2013. www.isweeep.org)
Students Winning I-SWEEEP Participation and travel funding at the 2013 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair
Aasiya Ahmed – Madina Academy Upper School, Windsor, CT
A Novel Design for the Integration of a Microbial Desalination Cell in a Microbial Fuel Cell for the Production of Energy and Purification of Water
Award: Honorable Mention/Energy
Zheni Gusho – Greenwich High School
Sustainable Enhancement of Plant Growth & Disease Reduction Using Biochar Soil Additives
Award: Gold – Senior/Environment
Andrew Ma – Greenwich High School
Solvent Extraction of Hydrocarbons and Hydrocarbon Derivatives from Lythrum salicaria
Award: Bronze – Senior/Environment
CSEF Competitors Submitting Direct Entries to I-SWEEEP
Travis Anderson – Greenwich High School
Intrinsic Laptop Energy Capture via Keyboard Piezoelectric Conversion
Award: Gold – Senior/Energy
Peter Russell – Greenwich High School
Integration of Photoluminescent Manganese-doped ZnS Nanocrystals for Improved Solar Cell Response
Award: Gold – Senior/Grand Award in Energy, Special Award from the Consumer Energy Alliance
Selman Avci, Almas Myrzatay – Putnam Science Academy
A novel approach to degrade harmful byproducts formed during the production of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) by using Fomepizole.
Award: Silver – Senior/Environment
Lawand Lateef, Suleyman Er – Putnam Science Academy
Chlorophyll Enhanced Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Award: Bronze – Senior/Energy
I-SWEEEP Reports to Come
We expect to hear from some of the Connecticut I-SWEEEP competitors in the days to come.
Here’s a quick note that Aasiya Ahmed, Madina Academy Upper School, Windsor was kind enough to send when she just arrived home to Houston.
The trip was excellent. I got to meet people from so many countries, including Slovenia, South Africa, Malaysia and Turkey, and I hope to keep in contact with them. At the opening ceremonies, I got to hold the two American flags representing Connecticut (when our state was called out, we needed to run to the stage waving them). The judging day went very well, it was very similar to how we have it at CSEF.
Thank you for the Connecticut pins, they came in handy during the social event. I also got to talk to a couple of the other kids from CT there!
I just wanted to thank you Mr. Wisner, and everyone else from the CSEF for this opportunity. I cannot explain to you how thankful I am to have been given the opportunity to compete at I-SWEEEP, representing the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair. It was such an honor. It may be too early to start thinking about it, but I cannot wait to participate in the Connecticut Science Fair again!
Thank you again,
Peter Russell, Greenwich High School I-SWEEEP impressions
Greenwich High School
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