53rd SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT INC.
PO Box 158 Farmington Michigan 48332-0158
248-471-9900 fax: 248-479-0383 email: SF2010@SEFMD.org http://www.sefmd.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
For additional information:
Tim Fino, Science Fair Director
Web Site: www.sefmd.org
Science Fair winners receive awards at International Science &
Engineering Fair in San Jose, Calif.
In a total of two award ceremonies, 5 student projects (7 students) from the Detroit Metro area won seven
prestigious awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in San Jose, California.
These special awards were presented on May 13-14, 2010 and consisted of key awards from scientific,
professional and educational organizations, governmental organizations, and overall category awards.
Michael Yurko, 16, Detroit Catholic Central High School, Novi, Michigan.
Project title: “A Parallel Computational Framework for Solving Quadratic Assignment Problems
Association for Computing Machinery, Third Award of $300
Symantec Corporation, Third Award of $750
Computer Science Category Award, Second Place Award of $1,500
Norman Jin, 15, Notre Dame Preparatory School, Pontiac, Michigan.
Project Title: “High Efficiency Unity Power Factor Battery Charger”
Florida Institute of Technology – Scholarship Award of $12,500 per year, renewable annually
Siddhartha Jena, 16, International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Project Title: “High Cholesterol Impairs Wate and Gas Transport in Red Blood Cells and is Ameliorated
by the PLA2 Inhibitor ONO-RS-082”
Medicine and Health Sciences Category Award, First Place Award of $3,000
Sherwin Wu, 17, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan.
Project Title: “Glucosaminyl (N-acetyl) Transferase 2 (GCNT2) Gene Expression Highly Influences
Breast Cancer Metastasis and Promotes an Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT)”
Medicine and Health Sciences Category Award, Second Place Award of $1,500
Stephen Morrison, 16, Grosse Pointe North High School
Genevieve Wang, 18, Grosse Pointe South High School
Laree Gardner, 18, Grosse Pointe North High School
Project Title: “H-α [O III] Photometry of Galactic Plane Candidate Planetary Nebulae”
Team Projects Category Award, Second Place Award of $1,500
“The Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting science and
engineering discovery in students in 6th through 12th grade. The Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit is the
largest one of its kind in the country. The Fair is open to all students who are dedicated to expanding their knowledge and
understanding of the world around them.”