Youths excel in science, engineering fair

Mahvash Husain of Academic Magnet High School placed first in the senior division of the annual Lowcountry Science and Engineering Fair.

On March 28, students gathered at Trident Technical College for the annual Lowcountry Science & Engineering Fair hosted by the College of Charleston.

The event was open to public, private and home schooled students grades 5-12 in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester and Georgetown counties.

Students were selected based on excellence in their school science fair or by the school’s science department.

This year 127 students from 17 schools showcased projects. Winners were announced on April 4.

Sponsored by the College of Charleston, senior division winner Mahvash Husain and her teacher, Mini Narayanan, of Academic Magnet High School will travel to Pittsburgh to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a global science competition for students in grades 9-12.

Senior division second-place winner Johnathon Long of Timberland High School and his teacher, Maja Fickett, also will attend thanks to a donation from the Charleston Defense Contractors Association.

For more information on the Lowcountry Science & Engineering Fair, visit www.cofc.edu/lowcountryhall/lsf.htm.

For more information about Intel ISEF, visit www.societyforscience.org/intelisef 2012.