Students from Hamilton and Chandler high schools won some of the top awards this week in the 2007 Intel Engineering and Science Fair in Albuquerque, N.M.
Jingyuan Luo of Hamilton High School won the first place Grand Award in Environmental Sciences and $3,000, and two other awards and cash prizes for her project “Toxicity and Bioaccumulation of Nanomaterials in Aquatic Species.”
Puja Jagdish Umaretiya of Chandler High School won the third place Grand Award in Animal Sciences and $1,000, as well as $3,000 from the U.S. Army, for her project “An Ecological Stoichiometry Approach to Determining Predator-Prey Interactions of Streamside Animal Community Structure.”
Hamilton student Arthi Satyanarayan won the third place Grand Award in Behavioral and Social Sciences and $1,000 for her project “Association of Sibling Rivalry on Psychological Outcomes of Motivation and Emotion.”
Hamilton student Taylor Michael Sullivan won the third place Grand Award in Physics and Astronomy and $1,000 for his project “The Effects of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and Hawking Radiation on the Mass of a Schwarzschild Black Hole.”
The Chandler students competed against 1,500 students from 51 countries.