University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

State science fair winners earn awards at International Science and Engineering Fair

(From left to right) Caleb Kyle Meyer, Hope-Page Public School; Dre Erik Howard, Hankinson High School; and Tanner John Coppin, Hankinson High School.

(From left to right) Caleb Kyle Meyer, Hope-Page Public School; Dre Erik Howard, Hankinson High School; and Tanner John Coppin, Hankinson High School.

Three North Dakota high school students won awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), held May 18 in Pittsburgh. They earned the right to compete by winning the overall sweepstakes in the senior division of the North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair, held last March, at UND.

  • Dre Erik Howard, 16, Hankinson High School, Hankinson, N.D., Energy and Transportation, “The Impact of Fungicides on Corn Growth and Ethanol Production,” Grand Award -Third Award ($1,000)
  • Caleb Kyle Meyer, 17, Hope-Page Public School, Hope, N.D., Energy and Transportation, “Wind: A New Spin on Things,” Grand Award-Third Award ($1,000)
  • Tanner John Coppin, 18, Hankinson High School, Hankinson, N.D., Plant Sciences, “An Inquisition of Natural and Commercial Insecticides on Wheat,” Grand Award, Second Award ($1,500)

The ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. It includes some of the most promising student entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists from around the world, ranging from grades 9-12. This year, more than 1,500 young scientists were chosen to compete. They were selected from affiliate fairs in approximately 70 countries, regions and territories. The ISEF showcases students’ talents on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists.

The ISEF is funded jointly by Intel and the Intel Foundation with additional awards and support from dozens of other corporate, academic, governmental and science-focused organizations.

-- David L. Dodds, media relations/writer and editor, University Relations, 777-5529, david.dodds@und.edu.


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