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10 WT Students Receive Awards at PRSEF

Ten Middle and Upper School students received awards at the 2017 Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF) at Heinz Field on March 31 and April 1. WT students presented projects related to science, mathematics, and engineering and competed with students in grades 6 - 12 from Western Pennsylvania and Garrett County in Maryland.

Student winners designed shower filtration systems to remove lead from water, created a 3D-printed bottle cap to battle cholera, and adapted 2D art to 3D to educate the visually impaired, among other outstanding projects.

Congratulations to the following awardees:

Ross Tedder and Yiwei Lu, Designing Assistive Devices for Patients with Parkinson's
U.S. Airforce Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Engineering Project

Jonathan Hansen-Kemp, Shower Filtration for Residents of Flint
SIWI Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Robert Morris University Sponsor Award

Sabrina Evoy and Sara Fierstein, Extracting Electricity from Play
Women in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University Sponsor Award

Jack Waters and Jacob Dubner, Oral Rehydration Therapy Design
Medicine/ Health/ Microbiology category – Senior Division, Second Place

Aria Eppinger, Roundup's Effect on Gut Microbiome
Medicine/ Health/ Microbiology category – Senior Division, Third Place
American Statistical Association for Best Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University Sigma Xi Award

Lucy Chen, Creating 3D Art to Educate the Visually Impaired
American Psychological Association Sponsor Award

Elizabeth Stenson, Dehumidifier Filtration System
FedEx Ground, Inc. Sponsor Award

The regional fair has been a Pittsburgh tradition since 1940. It is also the third oldest science fair in the United States under the affiliation of Society for Science and the Public, which facilitates the International Science and Engineering Fair.