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Polk has winner at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Los Angeles
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Polk has winner at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Los Angeles

Trevor Monroe, a Lakeland resident and senior at Winter Haven’s Chain of Lakes High, was a fourth place Grand Award winner at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held May 8 to 13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, http://www.societyforscience.org/isef.

He won $500 for fourth place in the electrical and mechanical engineering competition for his project titled “Boosting Central Heat/Air Conditioning Efficiency Through Evaporative Cooling.” His advisor on the project was Chain of Lakes teacher Suzanne Halverson.

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More than 1,600 high school students from nearly 60 countries competed in Los Angeles. The event included top prizes of $75,000 and $50,000.

Trevor was one of two Polk students to compete at the Intel event.

Kirstie Tandberg, a Winter Haven resident and sophomore at Eagle Lake’s Lake Region High competed in the environmental sciences category in Los Angeles with her project “ Cacti Mucilage And Reverse Osmosis Membranes: A Solution For Water’s Phosphate Problem.” Her advisor for the project was Lake Region teacher Lisa Weeks.

Both Trevor and Kirstie qualified for the Intel event by winning Best of Show Awards at the Polk Regional Science And Engineering Fair in January. They also won awards at the 56th Annual State Science And Engineering Fair held in March in Orlando, http://www.polk-fl.net/news/newsreleases/040811.htm.

Only a sophomore, Kirstie has already won a Best of Show Award at the Polk event, participated in two consecutive state science fairs (2010 and 2011), won a state award in 2011 and participated in the Intel event in 2011.

 

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