Whitman Science Fair Winner Continues to Next Round
Walt Whitman High School had two students entered into last weeks LI Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF). Both seniors Karthikeyan Mayilvahanan and Omar Ramos executed well researched and professionally presented projects in the hopes of progressing to round two of the competition and ultimately a trip to Los Angeles in May for the International Science and Engineering Fair.
After a tough first round and judged three different times, science teacher Mr. Frederick Feraco is happy to announce that Omar Ramos and his research project “The Development and Analysis of Inorganic Pigments” has been invited to round two of the competition.
Each year LISEF, underwrites 3 fairs over 2 days and then sponsors up to 20 LISEF projects to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair each May. The Intel ISEF brings together over 1,500 students from 70 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize: a $75,000 college scholarship. At the Intel competition, our LISEF students mingle with Nobel Laureates, meet the brightest student scientists from all over the world and have the opportunity to present their work to over 1000 judges. LISEF winners historically do well with 65% – 80% winning at least one award; we almost always have 1 or more Best in Category winner.
Congratulations Karthi and good luck Omar!
Photo: Omar Ramos and his research project “The Development and Analysis of Inorganic Pigments,’ will move on to the next round of competition.