Pre-College Geoscientists Recognized at Intel ISEF 2019

Alexandria, Va., USA: The Geological Society of America (GSA) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are pleased to recognize outstanding science projects by pre-college students honored recently at this year's Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Intel ISEF unites young scientists from more than 75 countries, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where professional scientists review and judge their work. As part of an ongoing partnership with Intel ISEF, GSA and AGI jointly sponsor a set of awards, facilitate the review of geoscience-related entries, and offer three awards to recognize outstanding projects.

This year's award recipients showcased a broad range of exciting geoscience topics including geochemical analysis, sinkhole detection, and Earth's mantle. The winners are listed below:

First Award of US$2,000
Jenna Marie Salvat, Coronado High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
A Geochemical and Petrographic Analysis of Metamorphic Lithologies Proximal to the Cripple Creek and Victor Alkaline Diatreme Complex

Second Award of US$1,500
Sophia Joy Wang, Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA
Real-Time Sinkhole Detection Using Civil Engineering Techniques, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence

Third Award of US$750
Tal Blonder, Midrashiya Hartman, ISRL, Israel
A New Experimental Approach for Study Metasomatism of Peridotite in the Earth's Mantle
Ethan Jacob Sontarp, Commack High School, East Northport, New York, USA
U-Pb Geochronology of Fluid Flow Events in the Barstow Formation, California

Awards were presented at Intel ISEF on 16 May 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

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