2 McCallie Seniors Attend Intel International Science And Engineering Fair In Arizona

Friday, May 24, 2019
McCallie science students Kevin Ward, Jude Raia, Danny Rifai, Eric Suh, Mitchell Negus, Keith Kim and Eric Lesslie (not pictured) won their respective categories at the Chattanooga Regional Science and Engineering Fair this spring.
McCallie science students Kevin Ward, Jude Raia, Danny Rifai, Eric Suh, Mitchell Negus, Keith Kim and Eric Lesslie (not pictured) won their respective categories at the Chattanooga Regional Science and Engineering Fair this spring.

McCallie once again scored well in the Chattanooga Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at UTC, and one project earned two seniors a trip in May to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona.

Seniors Keith Kim and Eric Suh’s project, "Excess Carbon Dioxide Compromises Shell Integrity, Reproduction, and Behavior in the Freshwater Gastropod Melanoides tuberculata" won the Earth and Environmental Sciences category and also won the Sweepstakes Grand Prize as the top overall presentation at the Regional Science Fair, which qualified them to attend ISEF in Phoenix on May 12-17.

They also were awarded the NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award for their project.

In addition, the other three McCallie entries in the regional science fair finished first in their category. Sophomore Kevin Ward’s project "The Effect of a High Sugar Diet on the Rate of Tumor Growth in the Transgenic Zebrafish Cancer Model TP53: Year 2" won Animal Sciences; junior Jude Raia and freshman Danny Rifai’s project "Ensheathment of Axons by Putative Glial cells in Aurelia Aurita Medusa Primary Cultures" was first in Cellular and Molecular Biology; and seniors Eric Lesslie and Mitchell Negus won the Biomedical and Health competition.

Raia and Rifai’s project also won the Society for In Vitro Biology Award at the regional fair.

All the McCallie teams worked with science teachers Karah Nazor and Nancy Olenchek on their projects. 


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