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ICES Awards 2014 PA Junior Academy of Science Projects

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Article Posted On 1/12/2014

This marks the fifth year that ICES has awarded middle and high school students' science projects at the annual Region 7 Meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS). At this year's competition, Rishi Mirchandani from Fox Chapel Area High School and Isabelle Kowenhoven from St. Thomas More Elementary School won the ICES PJAS awards for best multidisciplinary research projects. The competition was held on Saturday, February 1, on the campus of Duquesne University.

Rishi, an eleventh grader, received the high school ICES Multidisciplinary Award for his project on "The Impact of Demand Elasticity on the Braess Paradox." Isabelle, a seventh grader, was awarded the middle school ICES Multidisciplinary Award for her research on "A Comparison of LED and CFL Light Sources on Plant Growth"

The ICES PJAS awards celebrate students who conduct projects that reflect ICES's mission to effectively stimulate and foster multidisciplinary engineering research. The PJAS is a statewide non-profit organization of junior and high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science through research projects.