Two Take Home Awards at Intel ISEF

Two Take Home Awards at Intel ISEF Photo
Congratulations to Syosset High School students Mohamed El-Abtah and Rushabh Mehta, who won third place in the biomedical health science and physics categories, respectively, at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Los Angeles, California last month. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition sponsored by the Society for Science & the Public (a.k.a. The Society) in partnership with the Intel Foundation.
Overall, six students (four projects) from Syosset High School qualified to compete at Intel ISEF by winning first place at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair held in March. In addition to Mohamed and Rushabh,  students Rahul Chaudry and Sahil Chaudry collaborated on a project that qualified for ISEF’s biochemistry and translational medicine category while Dahyun “Elle” Park and Jordan Sanford qualified in the energy category, a joint project that also won a gold medal at the recent International Sustainable World Engineering Energy Environment Project Olympiad held in Houston, Texas. The four Syosset projects were among just 20 from the LISEF competition to qualify for ISEF. All of the students performed research under the tutelage of Syosset High School science research coordinator Veronica Ade.                            

Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from around the world are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes. Millions of students 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.
Pictured L-R are Syosset High School ISEF participants Rushabh Mehta (third place), Rahul Chaudry, Sahil Chaudry, Jordan Sanford, Elle Park and Mohamed El-Abtah (third place).