One of the grand prizes at each of the Terra Science and Engineering Fairs is advancement to Genius Olympiad. Genius Olympiad is the second largest international project based competition in the United States with over 1,200 participants from more than 70 countries! There are 5 different categories at Genius Olympiad including Science, VPA, Business, Robotics and Writing, and all the projects submitted must be environmentally focused. Genius Olympiad 2019 will take place from June 17-21 at SUNY Oswego!

We have several students who will be advancing to Genius Olympiad this year! At the Terra Rochester-Finger Lakes Science and Engineering Fair, Abigail Tills and Alyssa Ferrer of Pittsford-Mendon High School with the project “Algae Based Bioplastic” and Sawyer Jee Hall from Brighton High School with the project, “Mushroom Aquaponics”. At the Western New York Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Jane Damstedt and Siena Allen from Williamsville South High School with their project, “What’s the Cost? Shocking Effects of Non-Ionized Radiation Exposure.” At the Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair Laura Wilhelm from Portville Central School with her project, “Liquid Ice Melt for the Common Consumer” and Bradley Walton with his project Nanotechnology and the Environment. At the Terra Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Thomas Ventiquattro III of Franklin Academy School with his project, “The Power of Hemp Bio-diesel vs. Petroleum Diesel” and Catherine Anthony of Ausable Valley High School with her project “The Effect of Acetylsalicylic Acid as a Stimulator and Inhibitor on Stomata of Radish and Lettuce Plants.”

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