PRISMS Participation in Cornell Science Olympiad

A team of fifteen students from PRISMS competed in the 2nd annual Cornell Science Olympiad Invitational on February 6th. The PRISMS Science Olympiad team was ranked in the top six in six events among twenty-two teams from sixteen high schools nationwide. The following is a summary of the team’s achievements.

Lily (Hanwen Zhang) and Joshua (Jiaqi Huang): 4th place in Cell Biology

Mary (Yutong Dai) and Tommy (Shuangzhe Lin): 3rd place in Chemistry Lab

Amy (Ruoqian Xiong) and Joshua (Jiaqi Huang): 6th place in Disease Detectives

Frederic (Fei Peng) and Billy (Zhengwei Wu): 4th place in Hydrogeology

Misha (Mikhail Shiltsev) and Anirudh Kumar: 1st place in Optics

Owen Ford and Mary (Yutong Dai): 3rd place in Remote Sensing

Savvas Papadopoulos, the events director of Cornel Science Olympiad, was impressed by the team’s surprisingly good performance since the team is new to the world of Science Olympiad. The members of PRISMS’s Science Olympiad team are Mary (Yutong Dai), Amy (Ruoqian Xiong), Lily (Hanwen Zhang), Paulina Kulyavtsev, Owen Ford, Frank (Kunpeng Huang), Nick (Ziqi Han), Joshua (Jiaqi Huang), Frederic (Fei Peng), Andy (Zehao Zhao), Billy (Zhengwei Wu), Tommy (Shuangzhe Lin), Misha (Mikhail Shiltsev), Johan Kramer, and Anirudh Kumar.

Congratulations to the PRISMS team!

A brief introduction to Science Olympiad:

Science Olympiad is an American middle school and high school team competition in which students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Over 7,300 teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year.

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