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Breck students earn top awards at State Science and Engineering Fair

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Minneapolis, Minn. – (April 10, 2018) – Twenty-eight students from Breck School’s Advanced Science Research program earned top awards at the 81st Annual State Science and Engineering Fair held April 8 through 10 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More than 450 students participated in the State Science Fair. Breck’s ASR program is comprised of students in tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades who have spent this past year working on individualized research projects.
Seven students, Alexander Anderson, Louise Kim, Siyuan Ma, Cole Maxwell, Spencer Yueh, Samuel Aronson (alternate), and Alex Cheng (alternate), received one of the Region’s top awards and were selected to represent Minnesota at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held May 13 to 18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition and annually provides a forum for more than 1,800 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research while competing for more than $4 million in prizes.
Awards received by Breck Advanced Science Research students at the State Science & Engineering Fair include:

  • Two students received a 1st place Grand Award
  • Five students received a 2nd place Grand Award
  • Six students received a 3rd place Grand Award
  • Eight students received the Minnesota Academy of Science Honorable Mention
  • Four students received the Seagate Emerging Scientist Award
  • Beckman Coulter Award to the 2nd place high school science project and $200
  • Science Museum of Minnesota Best Exhibit Award
  • SPIE International Society for Optics and Photonics Award to 2nd place high school project and $150
  • Utopian Slingshot Award
  • Six students received the Wolfram Research Mathematica Software Award – Mathematica software for 1st place project in each category