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Peninsula High has qualified 2 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 senior Rei Landberger qualified through his outstanding performance at the PVPUSD Science and Engineering Fair held at the Botanical Gardens in February.
Junior Hyokyung (Christina) An qualified out of the Los Angeles County Science Fair in March.

The ISEF will be held in Pittsburgh this year during the week of May 13.
In addition, 11 Pen High scientists have qualified for the 67th annual California State Science Fair to be held in the California Science Center on April 23-24, 2018.
They are:
  • Sina Moshfeghi - Intelligent Repeater for Fifth Generation (5G) Cellular Networking

  • Yeji Cho - Stabilizing Oceanic pH Through Biofuel Production: The Effect of Carbon Sources on pH Fluctuations Caused by Growth of Nannochloropsis oculata

  • Hyokyung (Christina) An - Building a Multilayered Hydrogel Microsphere Crosslinked by Genipin for Controlled Dissolution in Drug Release

  • Allyson Ee and Albert Tan - Analyzing Electrochemical Effects of Ni Substitutions on Iron Silicate Compounds

  • Matthew Baik - Exploring the Role of Tks5 and Invadopodia in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

  • Alisa Hathaway - Detection of Improvised Explosive Devices using a Phased Array Radar System

  • Leo Guo - Modeling an Ideal Structure of Tunneling Barrier to Minimize the Energy Loss of Electron Wave Packets Undergoing the Quantum Tunneling Process

  • Saehui Hwang - The Effects of NHeteroatom Density on pKa Examines Through Förster Cycle Analysis

  • Elleen Kim - Using Machine Learning Algorithms to Investigate Genetic Burden of Scoliosis from Candidate Genes & GWAS Studies

  • Rei Landsberger - Design and Biomechanical Analysis of a Novel Hip Prosthesis using Quaternions