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Two Students Earn Honors at Intel Science Fair

Two Students Earn Honors at Intel Science Fair Two Yorktown High School students earned three awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) held in Pittsburgh this week. Megan Guinn O’Briant earned two awards for her project entitled Brace for It: The Effect of Q-angles on ACL Stress with Prototype and Development of Arduino Software to Create Smart Brace to Protect at Risk Patients. The first award was from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia who awarded O’Briant with a tuition scholarship of $15,000 per year for four years. She also earned a $1,000 monetary award, an American flag and a framed copy of the first patent granted in the US from the Patent and Trademark Office Society. Evan Cater earned honorable mention from the Consortium of Ocean Leadership for his project entitled Convolutional Neural Network Structure for Ocean Health. The Intel ISEF, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes.