San Diego Jewish Academy student among 15 global finalists at Google Science Fair

Jonah with the guitar he built and that helped inspire his award winning science project.
Jonah with the guitar he built and that helped inspire his award winning science project.

Eighth grade San Diego Jewish Academy student Jonah Kohn was recently named one of 15 finalists in the 2012 international Google Science Fair. Jonah’s project uses tactile sound to enhance music for individuals with hearing loss through vibrations, and has the potential to enhance millions of lives.

Jonah was recently notified that he is one of five finalists in his age group out of a total 15 finalists in the 2012 Google Science Fair, which received thousands of entries from over a 100 countries worldwide. Jonah’s project, “Good Vibrations: Improving the Music Experience for People with Hearing Loss Using Multi-Frequency Tactile Sound,” has the potential to affect millions of people with hearing loss by enhancing their ability to enjoy music.

Jonah’s project won first place at the California State Science Fair and placed first at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Jonah will fly to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on July 21 to present his project to the Google Science Fair judges and compete for $100,000 in scholarships and other prizes.

For more information on San Diego Jewish Academy, visit www.sdja.com.

   
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