NORTHEAST OHIO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR WINNERS TO PRESENT AWARD-WINNING EXPERIMENTS AT SCIENCE CENTER
January 2nd, 2009
From hovercrafts to recycled plastics, Cleveland-area middle and high school students have no constraints on their imagination when it comes to science and engineering. Four students, who demonstrated their ingenuity this past spring at the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair, taking top prizes in their respective categories, will be at Great Lakes Science Center tomorrow, January 3 to showcase their experiments.
Competing against more than 500 students from the Northeast Ohio area, these four students took prizes in the divisions of physical and biological science. Two of these students, Brunswick natives, are also siblings. Crystal Boykin, a recent graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School, took a grand prize in 9-12 biological science. John Boykin, a student at Incarnate World Academy, also walked away with the grand prize, but in the 7-8 physical science category.
Shrey Shah, a student at St. Ignatius High School, won a grand prize in the 9-12 physical science category. Jeffrey Zuckerman, a student at Beachwood Middle School, took second place in 7-8 engineering with his inventive hovercraft design that can carry up to 40 lbs., which he will be demonstrating on Saturday.
“We love to see students take such a vested interest in the fields of science and engineering at such a young age,” said Dante Centuori, director of education and outreach at Great Lakes Science Center. “These are the people that will one day be making key contributions in areas such as renewable energy, something the Science Center, a sponsor of NEOSEF, supports to the fullest extent.”
Established in 1953, the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, whose goal is to get young adults interested in science and engineering by participating in a science and engineering competition. The Fair has been held every year since 1954 and is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Great Lakes Science Center is a sponsor of NEOSEF.
About the Great Lakes Science Center
The Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers, featuring more than 400 hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations and the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounted parking available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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