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FTI students attended the first round of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last month. FTI is one of the only Yeshivos that endeavors to compete with the area’s finest science students in this international competition, sponsored by Coriell Institute (a prominent international cell bank and biological research center in Camden).
Students chose a research topic, created a professional style poster-board of their project, and presented their project before a panel of judges. Additionally, students needed to substantiate and submit their research with ongoing journal articles and documentation about their project.
Submitting projects in the fair is a tremendous accomplishment. 300 of the top students in the area worked for months to prepare for the fair. Students with outstanding projects were eligible to advance to regional and national competitions. Prizes for winners included scholarships, cash, internships, and summer jobs.
FTI submissions included automating the CPR procedure for EMT crews in ambulances, creating a solar-powered drone, and using a laser light beam to produce visual shapes.
Two of FTI students, Yonatan Chiver (Lakewood) and Dov Aryeh Presby (Monsey) received awards, and were invited to the regional competition. Unfortunately, they were unable to participate in the regional competition because it conflicted with Pesach, but we are certainly proud of them and all of our students’ accomplishments!