Students from the Cherry Creek School District wowed esteemed and accomplished scientists during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix earlier this month.
Isani Singh, Eileen Xia, Sirey Zhang and Edwin Bodoni from Cherry Creek High School and Evelyn Bodoni from the Challenge School presented projects rooted in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) during the event held May 12 and 13 in Arizona. The 2016 International Science and Engineering Fair featured 1,700 high school students from 75 countries presenting projects to doctoral-level scientists. The four Cherry Creek students traveled to the largest high school science event in the world after strong showings at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair.
At the competition, Singh received the fourth place Grand award in the category of Bio-medical and Health Sciences for the project titled "Studying the Effects of a Missing X Chromosome on the Liver. Bodoni received a first place award from the American Dental Association for his project "The Effec t of Bruxism on Mercury Leakage from Amalgam Restorations."
Evelyn Bodoni was a USA delegate to the Broadcom Masters International, where she was honored with the Leadership Award.
The students' strong showings followed the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair held in April at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. During that competition, which featured more than 300 projects from students in grades six through 12, students from across the Cherry Creek School District received honors. At the Colorado event, Singh received the First Place Best In Show Award. Earlier in the year, Xia, Zhang and Bodoni won Best in Show Awards during the Cardel Homes Regional Science Fair held in Denver.