Beaumont Students Win Science Awards - Awards from NEOSEF and BEST Medicine
Twelve Beaumont School students competed in the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF), and all twelve received awards. All 12 Beaumont competitors received awards at the event held March 4 – 7 at John Carroll University.
First Place/Gold Medal winners: Anna Grushetsky ‘13 and Christina Kerner ’15.
Second Place/Silver Medal winners: Yennmay Chia ’14, Erika Klek ’14, Anna Libertin ’14 and Julia Parker ’14.
Third Place/Bronze Medal winners: Emily Boes ’14, Grace Gamble ’13, Megan Jones ’13, Marija Rowane ’14, Elizabeth Stanitz ’14 and Ana Maria Vargas ’15.
“We could not be more proud of our Beaumont scientists, says Gretchen Santo, Science Department Chair at Beaumont. “In addition to strength in science, they must also exhibit excellence in mathematics, writing, research skills, language, grammar, statistics, data analysis, presentation skills, history, social sciences, computer skills, art, design, and public speaking. They displayed mastery of all academic disciplines in this competition.”
In addition to the awards from NEOSEF, 82 professional associations and organization present special awards. From these professional award donors, Beaumont students received 16 awards:
Air and Waste Management Association – Emily Boes
American Psychological Association – Christina Kerner
Cleveland Clinic – Innovations – Anna Libertin
Cleveland Clinic – Innovations – Julia Parker
Cleveland State University Department of Mathematics - Anna Grushetsky
Cleveland State University – Department of Psychology - Christina Kerner
First Energy Corporation – Yennmay Chia
Genius Olympiad – Emily Boes
Intel Excellence in Computer Science - Anna Libertin
Mu Alpha Theta – Anna Grushetsky
NEOSEF Board of Directors Award – Ana Maria Vargas
Ricoh Americas Corporation – Emily Boes
Society for Applied Spectroscopy - Grace Gamble
Stockholm Junior Water Prize – Emily Boes
United States Metric Association - Marija Rowane
William R. Sweet Family - Marija Rowane
Established in 1953, the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, whose goal is to get young adults interested in science and engineering by participating in a science and engineering competition. During the four day event, approximately 600 students from over 80 schools in the area set up their science fair displays, discuss their projects with 260+ judges and compete for more than $20,000 in prizes.
BEST Medicine Engineering Fair
Beaumont students also received awards in the 2013 BEST Medicine Engineering Fair, NE Ohio’s premier engineering fair devoted exclusively to students interested in exploring biomedical engineering. Held at the National inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, nine Beaumont students awards as follows:
Megan Jones ’13: Gold Award in Sensors/Imaging
MATLAB Best Use of Math Award
Case Western Reserve University Award, Grades 11-12
Grace Gamble ‘13: Silver Award in Health/Medicine
Erika Klek ‘14: Silver Medal in Health/Medicine
$1000 Scholarship to the University of Akron
Marija Rowane ‘14: Silver Medal in Sensors/Imaging
Plastics News Award (10th-12th grade)
Francesca Fabe ‘16: Bronze Medal in Health/Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Award
Personalized Wellness Management Cartooning Award
Julia Parker ‘14: Simulation Award sponsored by Simpleware
The BEST Medicine Engineering Fair was held March 9. It hosts students in grades 6-12 who have created science projects relating to biomedical science and engineering within approved categories.
Posted on Tue, March 12, 2013
by Rita Kueber