The sister-and-brother team of Pearl Sawhney and Surya Sawhney from the Maharishi School won top prizes in Iowa state science competitions.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
22 June 2012
A sister-and-brother team at Maharishi School won a number of state science competitions and qualified to compete at the national science fair last month.
Pearl Sawhney and Surya Sawhney won first place at the Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Iowa City; won first place and an Outstanding Achievement award in the Senior Division of the Eastern Iowa Science & Engineering Fair in Cedar Rapids; and won first place in the Senior High Team Seminar, first in the Behavior and Social Sciences Category, and semifinalists for the International Science and Engineering Fair at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa in Ames.
Their project, titled "Obesity and Diet: Exploring Solutions for a Healthy Lifestyle," was based on lab experiments simulating human conditions for digesting plant and animal proteins as well as on a survey of people's eating habits and behaviors. The two investigated whether there is a connection between non-vegetarianism and obesity as well as whether non-vegetarians are at a higher risk for overeating and snacking.
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