On the 14th of May, at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona, Taiwanese students won 14 awards, which is the best performance that was ever recorded by Taiwan in the largest pre-college science competition in the world.
But the most impressive of all was 17-year-old Chang Pei-hsuan, from Taipei Municipal LiShan High School, who managed to win four awards.
His project was called “Nested Eggs: Where Brianchon, Pascal and Poncelet Meet,” a program revealing a breakthrough regarding the nature of the double heart hexagon by linking together the theorems of Pascal, Poncelet, and Brianchon.
The student won the First Award in the category of mathematics, the Third Award of the American Mathematical Society and also the Intel ISEF Best of Category Award, according to the Society for Science & the Public.
The fourth award she won was a trip to the European Union Contest for Young Scientists. She also received a total amount of $13,500 in prize money.
Another 17 years old student, Lin Bo-han, from Taipei Fuhsing Private School, was granted the Second Award in the physics and astronomy category thanks to his project which was based on ultrasonic vibrations used to inject nitrogen into fluids to create nanobubbles.
The Third Award in chemistry was given to Lin Cheng-pei, 17 years old, from Taipei First Girls High School, for a project about UV-light transparent sensitive organic solar cells. But this is not all because she also was the winner of the special awards category presented by SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics) and a certificate of honorable mention from the American Chemical Society.
Furthermore, Chen Shih-hao and Chen Yu-hung, 18 years old, students at the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University, won the First Award of the American Meteorological Society’s special awards and the Third Award in the earth and environmental sciences category.
Their project was about the use of meteorological data and miso soup to simulate the formation process of two types of cellular clouds.
Last but not least, 17 years old Anin Luo and 18 years old Chu Tsan-mei, from Taipei First Girls High School, received the Third Award in biomedical and health sciences thanks to their project focused on the inhibitory effects of Omega-3 fish oil, based on fatty acids, on cholangiocarcinoma.
The Taiwanese students were also granted the Fourth Award in the categories of animal sciences biochemistry and engineering mechanics.
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