FCPS Students Receive Awards in Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

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May 26, 2022

Eight students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) won awards at the 2022 International Science and Engineering Fair, held recently in Atlanta.  

The students that received awards were:

  • Suraj Vaddi of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, third place in Earth and Environmental Sciences for Tar Print: Novel Convolutional Remote Sensing Techniques to Quantify Urbanization and Study Water Quality.
  • Shaunak Sinha of Marshall High School, fourth place in Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design for PAMNSys: An Integration of Novel Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning Algorithms to Accurately Predict and Optimize Electrical Energies Within Heaving Point Absorbers Based on Placement, Implementation and Real-Time Control.  
  • Irfan Naffi, Raffu Khondaker, and Eugene Choi of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, third place in Engineering Technology: Statics and Dynamics for Decentralized Shared Intelligence of Autonomous Vehicles with Real-Time Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning.
  • Fiona Dressbach of Hayfield Secondary School, fourth place in Microbiology for Changing the Martian Atmosphere: Examining Lichen's Effect on Oxygen Percentage in a Simulated Martian Atmosphere.
  • Seoyoung Jun of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, second place in Robotics and Intelligent Machines for Mind Beacon: A Portable Spatial Recognition Device for the Visually Impaired Using a 3D Depth Sensor and Custom Tactile Display.
  • Ron Nachum of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, third place in Translational Medical Science for PANDwriting: An Accessible, High-Sensitivity Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Screening System Using Vision-Based Handwriting Kinematic Analysis and Machine Learning.

Over 1,800 students from 81 countries participated in the 2022 International Science and Engineering Fair. Complete results are available online.

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For more information, contact Brian Mandell at 571-423-4785 or [email protected].