Their project “Assessing Oil Spill Cleanup: The Ecological Ramifications of Chemical Treatments," also took home an honorable mention from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
The event, held in Pittsburgh earlier this month, judged the work of 1,500 high school students and awarded "Best of Category" in 17 different categories. Andrea and Catherine won in the Environmental Sciences category.
The top prize (over-and-above the "Best in Category") went to Jack Andraka, 15, in Glen Burnie, Md. It comes with $75,000 in prize money. He developed a cheaper, faster pancreatic cancer detection method. Patent pending.
According to the ISEF website: "Each year over 1,500 student finalists earn the right to attend the Intel ISEF as a result of winning an Intel ISEF-affiliated fair at a local, regional, or national level. Intel ISEF finalists compete for over $3 million in awards and prizes and were judged on their creative ability and scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill, and clarity shown in their projects."
The H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program highlighted the work of many students who also won and placed at the Virginia Junior Academcy of Science competition: Remy Kyle, Natalie Slater, Olivia Prosak, Olivia Taylor, Amanda Hayes, Ashley Meredith and the dynamic duo, Catie Mitchell and Andrea Green.
Andrea and Catie placed third in their category (environmental science) as did Ashley! Amanda Hayes had honorable mention in her category (medicine).