Shaker middle and high school science research students walked away from the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair March 18 with a lengthy list of awards and honors.
“The GCRSEF (RPI) Science Fair is one of the Capital Region’s most prestigious science competitions that affords local students a platform to showcase their diverse research projects,” said Nathaniel Covert, SHS science teacher. “Shaker’s students performed amazingly and I am incredibly proud of their efforts. Although it is one afternoon, the true magnitude of effort from the student can be overlooked.
“Shakers student projects have taken months, if not years of dedicated work to reach completion,” he added. “It is refreshing to see the competing students rewarded for their hardwork and dedication through their success in this fair.”
Shaker High School
Anshu Gusain – Third Honorable Mention, Senior Division – Grand Prize. Project Tile: Nuclei Segmentation for Cancer Detection in Prostate Cells using UNET architecture
Anshu now advances to the New York State Science Congress Fair in June.
Bryan Chae – GCRSEF Computer Science Award, Senior Division – Regional Award. Project Tile: Resource- Explicit Interaction Models for Spatial Populations
Eric Kim – Northeastern Nuclear Society, American Nuclear Society, Senior Division – Regional Award. Project Tile: Effectiveness of the use of aerogels in thermal collection
Shaker Middle School
Michael Wu – First Place Junior Division – Grand Prize. Project Tile: Detecting Posture Quality with Real-Time Pose Estimation & U.S. Air Force Junior Division | ISEF Award. Project Tile: Detecting Posture Quality with Real-Time Pose Estimation. Michael’s Middle School Sponsoring teacher is SMS’s Brian Ashline.
Ella Bagchi – First Honorable Mention, Junior Division – Grand Prize. Project Tile: How does anthropogenic ocean noise affect marine life? & U.S. Navy Office of Research Junior Division – ISEF Award. Project Tile: How does anthropogenic ocean noise affect marine life?
The 2023 Results and Award Winners and 2023 Student Projects. The 2023 GCRSEF is the 33rd year RPI hosted and sponsored the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair, an affiliate of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the STANYS Science Congress. STANYS State Science Congress is sponsored by the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS).