By Bradley Amy, Staff Writer
On Thursday, May 14, Saegertown High Schools’ advanced biology and STEM class traveled to David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which is described as “a program of society for science and the public,” where high school juniors and seniors from all over the world come to present their inventions. In fact, students from over 75 countries, regions and territories were in attendance. With this trip to Pittsburgh, those teens were awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and even compete for approximately four million dollars in prizes. The grand winners of the events go on to participate in SSP-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best can win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF.
Not only did the STEM and Advanced Biology classes have the opportunity to look at many projects that were presented, they also participated in a lab to experiment with water samples from both Lake Erie, and Pymatuning Reservoir. This included looking at water clarifications and checking the pH of each. In addition, they collected the data of Zebra and Quagga mussels in a certain section and looked at specimen samples under microscope. For more information, go to https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef.