This weekend, a small group of high school students from Greater Boston will travel across the country to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
These eight students will be among about 1,600 finalists from more than 70 countries, territories, and regions competing for more than $3 million at the fair, which bills itself as “the world’s largest high school science research competition,” and will be held in Phoenix from May 12 – 17.
The local students include six residents of Boston, one from Lexington, and one from Medford. They are as follows:
Shirley Fang, 17, a student at the Boston Latin School, whose project is titled “The Effect of Stress on Reproductive System.”
Adrian Haber, 16, a student at the Boston Latin School, whose project is titled “Testing the Effectiveness of Liposomal Nanoparticle Delivery of Oxybutynin to Reduce Bladder Spasms.”
The team of Omar Janoudi, 18; Abeer Sharari, 17; and Adriana Flores, 18; all students at East Boston High School, whose project is titled “Comparing Efficiency of Different Biofuel Sources.”
Benjamin Brown, 18, a student at Lexington High School, whose project is titled “Investigating Methods for Measuring Phosphorus Concentrations in Water.”
Erica Budina, 17, a student at Medford High School, whose project is titled “The Effect of Chemical Crosslinking on the Structural and Mechanical Properties of Extracellular Matrix-Fibrin Hydrogel Scaffolds.”
Nafisa Wara, 15, a student at the Boston Latin School, whose project is titled “Purification of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Antigen and Antibody by Affinity Chromatography.”