John Yin was one of 32 Shaker Junior High School students who submitted a research project last March to the annual RPI Science Research Competition. His research project was entitled “A Small solution to a Big Problem: Reducing Toxicity in Freshwater Ecosystems,” and earned a Junior Division 3rd Honorable Mention in the competition.
As a result of this honor, Yin’s project was entered into the Broadcom MASTERS, a program of Society for Science and Public. Ms. Lily Bullis, Yin’s former eighth grade science teacher, recently received notification of Yin’s research earning him semifinal status in the Broadcom MASTERS. This honor places him among the top 300 middle school science and engineering projects in the United States from over 6,000 nominees.