CSEF Students on WTNH Channel 8 “Good Morning Connecticut”

Posted: 19 March 2018
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Filed Under: In The News, ISEF

Watch “Good Morning Connecticut” on WTNH Channel 8, 9 am Tuesday, March 20

New Haven school students Matilda Pethrick and Maya Geradi will appear on Channel 8, to tell about their research work.

Matilda Pethrick, a seventh grader from Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School, placed 1st in the middle school in the EnergizeCT Alternative/Renewable Energy Awards category. Matilda’s project, “Biomass to Biogas”, studied converting cow manure to biogas using a biomass digester and biogas capture she built with a plastic bottle and a balloon- A simple but effective digester and biomass measurement design.

Maya Geradi, a 12th grader from Wilbur Cross High School will talk about her research to develop a compound with improved effectiveness for  a radiotracer used in  diagnostics of Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Maya will be representing Connecticut at the 2018 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF). This is the third year she won a top award at CSEF, qualifying Maya to go to compete at Intel ISEF. Her 2018 project title is “Synthesis and Separation Of a Chiral Compound In Preparation Of a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Radiotracer”. A three time ISEF competitor is rare achievement. Congrats to Maya!

Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair Media Release
Contact: Rebecca Meyer, [email protected] or 860-754-7838

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