Chattanooga Area Students Win Awards At International Science Fair

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Darby Schumacher and Jared Taylor represented the state of Tennessee at the 2013 International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project Olympiad known as ISWEEEP, which was held in Houston, Tx. Over 2,500 projects registered to compete at ISWEEEP and only about 450 projects were selected as finalists and invited to Houston.  

The finalists came from 68 different countries and 46 U.S. states to showcase their science projects to the public and compete for nearly $150,000 in prizes and scholarships.  

Ms. Schumacher, a junior at Baylor School, was a gold medal winner and earned a $600 prize for her water project, “A Filter Today Keeps Pollutants Away: a study of nanofiber based stormwater filtration”. She was also was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin.  

Mr. Taylor, a sophomore at Sale Creek High School, was a silver medal winner and earned a $300 prize for his environmental project, “Wood Shavings for Hydrocarbonous Remediation on Water.”



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