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Peninsula High has qualified 4 students for the Intel International Sciene and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $4 million in prizes. Contestants are selected from regional, district, and state ISEF affiliated fairs.

PVPHS students Anna Bendict and Alisa Hathaway qualified through their outstanding performance at the PVPUSD Science and Engineering Fair held at the Botanical Gardens on March 14. Regina Lee and Karina Bjazevic qualified out of the Los Angeles County Science Fair. 

The ISEF will be held in Los Angeles this year during the week of May 14.

In addition, 10 Pen High scientists have qualified for the 66th annual California State Science Fair to be held in the California Science Center on April 24-25, 2017.
They are:
  • Annie Benedict - Development of a Household Direct-SteamGeneration Solar-Powered Water Recovery System
  • Karina Bjazevic - Bio-Accumulation of Oil by Aurelia aurita Mucus
  • Ishan Gaur - The Search to Improve Status Quo Rationale for Stock Market Investments in Order to Help MiddleIncome Households
  • Alisa Hathaway - Increasing Wifi Signal Strength Using a Phased Array Helical Antenna System
  • Erika Hathaway - A Mathematical Study on the Effects of Magnetic Fields on Cosmic Radiation
  • Saehui Hwang - Effects of Temperature Variation in a Two Pot Synthesis of Polyol Using Benzoic Acid
  • Regina Lee - Utilization of Triglycerides from Spent Coffee Grounds to Create Methyl Esters Through Transesterification
  • Sina Moshfeghi - Comparing the Radiation Effects of Cellular Versus WiFi Calling
  • Ethan Uetrecht - Reducing Reliance on the DSN: Autonomous Satellite Location Determination
  • Insun Won - Effect of Varying Concentrations of Food on the Development of Urchin Larvae