Pandy Wadsworth & Yogita Singh won scholarships and cash prizes for their study, “A Study on Ozone Pollution In A Small Midwest Town”.
Raph Burne received an $8000 scholarship to any college and a cash prize for his study, “Sustainable Insulation and Conservation: Keeping Heat In & Sound Out” .
Pearl Sawhney has received top awards for her study in the area of health and medicine.
by Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA, The Review
19 June 2009
Having recently won top awards at the State Science and Engineering Fair, Maharishi School students continue to achieve extraordinary results, winning awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair held in Reno, Nevada, and coming away with the top award at a competition sponsored by the Iowa Junior Academy of Science.
Raph Burne, Pandora Wadsworth, and Yogita Singh were the only students from Iowa selected to represent the state at the International Fair in Reno, and they did their state proud. The event included many Nobel laureates and 1,500 of the best science students in the world.
Mr. Burne received the Navy-Marine Award and an $8,000 scholarship to any college. He finished in 4th place overall in his category of Energy and Materials Engineering, receiving $500.
Ms. Wadsworth and Ms. Singh were awarded third place by the American Meteorological Society and shared a prize of $500.
The Maharishi School website pointed out that: "This is only the second year of Maharishi School’s participation at the senior high level. The students were extremely motivated and worked for long hours with their mentors and qualified scientists, overcoming great challenges in designing their experiments, conducting them and then creating presentation boards, power points, and posters on their chosen topics. They learned the scientific method thoroughly and also mastered their subject and developed excellent presentation skills. They have been subjected to rigorous questioning sessions by several university professors and have been judged to be the very best high school science students of Iowa."
The competition that was sponsored by the Iowa Junior Academy of Science was by invitation only and was held in April in Des Moines. Maharishi School students Pearl Sawhney and Mr. Burne received top awards and will represent Iowa in San Diego, California, at the National Academy of Science meeting in February, 2010.
The slate of awards is all the more impressive in that just seven students at the School chose to compete this year —all of them ninth and tenth graders. They were coached by Mousumi Dey.
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