USM’s Top Scientists Compete at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

For the third consecutive year, five University School of Milwaukee students earned the opportunity to represent the School as finalists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles in May. After progressing through the Upper School Science Fair and the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair, each participating student defended his or her work to a group of scientists at Intel ISEF. Congratulations to the finalists:

Arundhati Pillai ’17: “Low-Cost Gravity Driven Filtration System Designed Using Iron Oxide Nanoparticles-Loaded PU Foam for Arsenic Removal from Polluted Water in Developing Countries.” Received fourth award in environmental engineering.

Nabeel Quryshi ’18: “Crucial Role of Telomerase Activity in Mitigation of Chemotherapeutic/Cardiovascular Disease Induced Reactive Oxygen Species Mediated Oxidative Stress and Reconstitution of Microvascular Function.” Received first award in biomedical and health sciences, which places Quryshi’s project as one of the top 40 science fair projects in the world.

Kailas Sane ’17 and Veda Sane ’19: “Policial Trends: Examining the Future of Politics.”

Candance Walther ’17: “Establishment of a Working System for Engineering Programmable Bacteriophages.”

From left: Arundhati Pillai ’17, Veda Sane ’19, Kailas Sane ’17, Nabeel Quryshi ’18, and Candace Walther ’17.

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