DCPS' Students Receive Top Honors at International Science and Engineering Fair
Jacksonville, FL - Three area high school students took home prestige and monetary awards after placing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Pittsburgh, PA.
Kevin and Ryan Shih, brothers and 10th-graders at Stanton College Preparatory School, came in third-place in the behavioral sciences category. The dynamic duo showcased their project titled, "Computer Interface Paradigm for Communication in Normal and Aphasic Stroke Patients." The Shih brothers walked away with $1,000.
Rory Petersen, a ninth-grader at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, placed fourth in the engineering category for his entry titled, "An Innovation that Detects Filters, Digitizes and Wirelessly Transmits Brainwaves to Control Electro-mechanical Devices." Peterson's research earned him $500.
"It's always a great feeling when our students compete nationally and internationally," said Supervisor of Charter Schools Susan Biehler. "Their advanced research and hard work paid off in more ways than one; we are all very proud of them."
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the world's largest international pre-college science competition that provides an annual forum for more than 15,000 high school students from approximately 70 countries, regions and territories where they showcase their independent research and compete for monetary prizes.
Duval County Public Schools operates 190 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world.
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