HSW Senior Takes Top Prize at ISEF

HSW Senior Takes Top Prize at ISEF photo

High School West senior Sarah Adamo competed in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from May 12-18. ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition. Each year, it brings together approximately 1,800 of the world’s most accomplished high school students from more than 80 countries to showcase their independent science research. Students present their work to scientists and engineers who judge them on their creative ability and scientific thought, as well as the thoroughness, skill and clarity shown in their project.

Sarah was awarded first place in her category for her work on “Acetylcholine and nicotine potentiate currents in cells isolated from the sea anemone, Nematostella vectensis.” She also received two special awards recognizing the exceptional quality of her work. Sarah was awarded first place by the American Physiological Society with a $1,500 scholarship and was the recipient of $1,200 scholarship from China Association of Science and Technology.