Consortium For Ocean Leadership Recognizes Best Ocean Science Projects At Intel International Science And Engineering Fair
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership granted two Special Awards on May 17 for the best ocean science projects at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was Ocean Leadership’s first year participating in Intel ISEF as a Special Award Organization.
Arianne Papa and Jane Smyth of Lido Beach, NY received the First Award of $3000 for their project entitled “Mussels, a Natural Approach to Water Quality Improvement: Assessing the Impact of Environmental Factors on P. americanus and G. demissa; Status in Long Island Bays and Applying G. demissa as Biofilters.” Erin Main, Logan Davis and Kyle Flores of Honolulu, Hawaii received the Second Award of $2000 for their project entitled “The DOCTORs: A Fusion of Engineering and Biological Analysis.” The projects were judged and selected by four Ocean Leadership staff based on scientific merit, relation to ocean sciences, originality and presentation.
Every year more than 1,500 student finalists from 65 countries, regions, and territories around the globe earn the right to attend the Intel ISEF by winning an Intel ISEF-affiliated fair at a local, regional, or national level. Finalists in 2012 competed for more than $3 million in total awards; competitors were judged on their creative ability and scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill, and clarity shown in their projects.
About Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Ocean Leadership is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that represents 103 of the leading public and private ocean research education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. The organization also manages, coordinates and facilitates ocean research and education programs in areas of scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration and ocean partnerships.