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High school students competing in COSAM Outreach program win international awards

Published: 06/14/2016

By: Lindsay Miles Penny

Students who competed in the Greater East Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair, or GEARSEF, received honors at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science competition.

Edmond Strickland, of South Montgomery Academy, won 2nd place in the engineering division. Alexis Jones, of Auburn High School, won 3rd place in the biochemistry division.

Hannah James, of Wetumpka High School, also won a top award for her research involving juvenile idiopathic arthritis. She plans to attend Auburn University in the fall.

GEARSEF is a regional affiliate fair of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Intel ISEF annually provides a forum for millions of students from more than 50 countries, regions and territories to showcase their independent research. GEARSEF hosts middle and high school students from 19 counties in central and southeast Alabama. The top students in each category and division earn the chance to compete at the Alabama State Science and Engineering Fair. Several exceptional high school students from GEARSEF advanced to the Intel ISEF to compete against the top 1,500 students in the world for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.

For more information on GEARSEF and other COSAM Outreach programs, visit the website.

http://auburn.edu/cosam/departments/outreach/programs/

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