Local students shine at Science and Engineering Fair

The 57th annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair was held March 22-27 at the Balboa Park Activity Center. Local winners included:

Science Fair Teacher of the Year: Julia Newman, Torrey Pines

Senior Division, first places:

Akkala Nikita, sophomore, Canyon Crest

Alice Fang, senior Torrey Pines

Danielle Nguyen, senior and Michelle Xie, junior, Canyon Crest

Courtney Hesse and Singh Manita, juniors, Canyon Crest

Vaishnavi Rao, sophomore, Canyon Crest

Carrie Cao, senior, Torrey Pines

Yousef Soliman, freshman, Canyon Crest

Mike Wu and Stephen Yu, juniors, Torrey Pines

Iryna Ivasyk, senior, Canyon Crest

Marci Rosenberg, senior, Torrey Pines

Amanda Zhang, senior and Daniel Waizman, junior, Canyon Crest

Soumya Basu and Robi Bhattacharjee seniors, Torrey Pines

Simon He and Harold Fu, juniors Torrey Pines

Sunny Lu, sophomore, Torrey Pines

Justin Song, junior, Torrey Pines

Some of the Special Awards and Professional Society winners include:

San Diego Oceans Foundation Award: Amanda Zhang and Daniel Waizman from Canyon Crest

San Diego Zoo Global Award: Marci Rosenberg, Torrey Pines

Junior Sweepstakes: Carmel Valley Middle eighth grader Charulata Sinha

Intel ISEF Trip Group Sweepstakes winner Mike Wu and Stephen Yu from Canyon Crest

Rueben H. Fleet Science Center Award: Yousef Soliman, Canyon Crest

American Chemical Society Awards: Courtney Hesse, Canyon Crest; Manita Singh, Canyon Crest; Carrie Cao, Torrey Pines

Friends of Famosa Slough Awards: Amanda Zhang and Daniel Waizman, Canyon Crest

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Awards: Mike Yu, Stephen Wu, Torrey Pines and Samy Achour, freshman, Canyon Crest

Marine Technology Society Award: Winifred Chiang, junior, Torrey Pines

San Diego Mensa Awards: Danielle Nguyen and Michelle Xie, seniors Canyon Crest

Society of Toxicology Awards: Yichen Song and Sophia Wang, juniors, Torrey Pines

Naval Science Awards Program Award: Howon Lee, senior, Torrey Pines

San Diego Chinese American Sciences and Engineering Association Awards: Casey Fu, senior Torrey Pines



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