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Methacton Student Wins Top Math Research Project in the World

Congratulations to 11th grader, Karthik Yegnesh of Methacton High School, who just brought home the prize for the #1 ranked Mathematics research project in the world at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles!

Karthik’s awards include $5,000 for Intel ISEF Best of Category Award (in Mathematics); $3,000 for 1st place Intel ISEF Grand Award in his category; a trip to China (“Intel Foundation Cultural & Scientific Visit to China Award” partnering with China Adolescents for Science & Technology; and an Asteroid naming (MIT, Lincoln Laboratory, Ceres Connection) submitted to IAU (International Astronomical Union.

Methacton and the Delaware Valley Science Fair will each receive a $1000 prize too. In recognition of the crucial role that teachers play, a minor planet will be named after Robert Helm, physics teacher and science research coordinator at Methacton High School.
Karthik focused on the topic, “The Homotopy Theory of Parametrized Objects” and participated in the fair for the second time.

 

We’re also proud of the three other local students who won medals at the 2017 Delaware Valley Science Fair and earned an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the finals too. They are:

 

  • Sanjna Shelukar, 12th grade, Wissahickon High School, researched “Immunotherapy for Multiple Myeloma Cell Lysis” and won a gold medal

 

  • Judy Zhong, Upper Dublin High School, is a tenth-grade bronze medalist who researched “The Host Range Specificity of Bacteriophage T4r.”

 

  • Claire Tse, Methacton High School is a ninth-grade bronze medalist whose curiosity played a huge role in her project, “Harnessing Anti-Inflammatory and Immunoregulatory Potentials from Nature.”

 

Congrats to all these students and the teachers who helped them to be so successful!

09May
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Tohickon Student Wins Grand Prize in Essay Contest

We’re so proud of Claire Cao of Tohickon Middle School in Central Bucks for being the grand prize winner of a national essay contest and taking home the $5,000 Upstander Scholarship. Her insightful...

21Apr
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Abington High School Student Receives the ACF Student Leadership Award

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Culinary Arts student/Abington High School junior, Ashley Lademann, received the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Student Leadership Award at the ACF...

25Jan
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3 New Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts

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Taking Home the Gold!

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15Jun
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Perkiomen Valley’s Jay Jabs selected by New York Mets in 17th round

Loyalty is a big part of what drives Jay Jabs. The past three years, Jabs paid back Franklin Pierce University for giving him a spot on the college’s baseball team following his 2013 graduation from...