The awards are in for the Regeneron ISEF competition and our two finalist did very well. Charlotte Michaluk's project was awards a fourth place in the category of Earth and Environmental Sciences. She was also the runner up for the EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo award and was the New Jersey state winner of the 2021 Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Aravind Krishnan's project received a third place award in the category of Plant Sciences. He also received a Second Award for Serving Society Through Science. We would like to congratulate both of our winners and look forward to seeing everyone next year at the 2022 Mercer Science and Engineering Fair.
We are pleased to present the award winners of the 69th annual, 2021 Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. The Grand Prize winner of the Senior Division is Charlotte Lenore Michaluk from Hopewell Valley Central High with the project Innovative Climate Change Emissions Reduction: The Cargo Ship Flettner Rotor Centrifugal Vortex Exhaust Scrubber. There is a recent article in Mercer Me about Charlotte and the MSEF YouTube channel has the open house and award videos for your viewing pleasure.
First runner up was Aravind Krishnan from Hillsborough High School with the project A Novel Assay to Quantitatively Detect Bacterial Endotoxin by Harnessing PAMP Triggered Immunity of RK1 LUC Arabidopsis thaliana. The 2nd runner up was Sota Mark Ogata from Princeton High School with the project Zircon - An affordable, powerful, and customizable educational soccer robot kit for beginners. The Grand prize winner and 1st runner up will compete in this year's Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in May.
Most of you are just starting or in the middle of your projects for the 2021 Science and Engineering Fair and may not be thinking about presenting your project yet. Still, check out the Project Presentation section has been recently updated. It include sample templates and a description of the quad charts we recommend as the starting point for your presentation. The Senior division judging includes a Zoom-based video conference. Details and schedules will be provided prior to judging. Elementary and Junior divisions will be judged solely on the provided materials.