Thirteen students from Mt. Lebanon High School participated in the 80th annual Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Heinz Field on March 29. At the events, students presented their research projects to judges from colleges, universities, industry, and professional societies.
Approximately 1000 students from over 100 schools competed for roughly $1 million dollars in cash prizes, scholarships, and trips.
Max Guthrie won the only first place category award for physics valued at $300 for his project titled Optimal Wind Turbine Blades. Jacob Terkel earned the second place award for computer science valued at $150 for his project The Universal Divisibility Rule.
Max Guthrie also received an award from Siemens Engineering valued at $50, an award from the United States Air Force for an Outstanding Science/Engineering Fair Project, and the Mu Alpha Theta Award for the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics.
The thirteen participants from the high school were (pictured from left to right) Caroline Brustoloni, Samara Steinfeld, Ava Duchin, Sein Lee, Christian Polk, Rebecca Schwartz, Kaloyan Stefanov, Justin Chin, Jacob Terkel, Carter Hall, Maya Legersky, Max Guthrie, and Benjamin Ash.
In addition multiple students have won scholarships at the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Caroline Brustoloni - Penn State Greater Allegheny, Slippery Rock University
Ava Duchin - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jacob Terkel - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Sein Lee - Juniata College
Max Guthrie - Robert M. Thompson Jr. and Diane V. Thompson Scholarship Award