Two Evansville high schools students receive awards at international science fair

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Two Evansville high school students have competed and received awards in the International Science and Engineering Fair.

It’s the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

Ankush Dhawan, junior at signature school, received second place in Chemistry for his project which examined an alternative method to reduce carbon dioxide.

And MacKenzie Hunt, junior at EVSC new tech institute, placed 4th in Engineering Mechanics and an honorable mention in the International Council on System Engineering. Her project, Welcome to “Sistance”, included interviewing educators and designing a system based on the needs of sensory-impaired students.

The program features 1,800 high school students from more 80 countries, regions, and territories showcasing their independent research.

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(This story was originally published on June 12, 2019)

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