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Yorktown Students Win Science Research Awards

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Three students from Yorktown High School won silver medals and scholarships for projects on sustainability at the world's largest international science fair  last week in Houston.

Senior Miwa Wenzel was recognized for her entry in the environmental category with her presentation, "The Distribution and Co-Occurrence of Eurycea bislineata and Introduced Boraria stricta in Freshwater Streambeds: Evidence of Competition for Space?"

Junior Linus (David) Hamann received a second place award for his research presentation, "Forecasting and Managing Solar Energy--Developing algorithms to handle the fluctuating supply of solar energy."

Junior Tanvi Tiwari was also a second place finisher for her project, "Optimization of Ground Source Well Locations."

More than 1,000 top ranking high school students from 44 states and 69 countries took part in the Fifth Annual International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering and Environmental) Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP).

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