Pre-College Geoscientists Recognized at Intel ISEF 2018

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August 7, 2018
2018 recipients of the AGI Special Award for Outstanding Performance in Earth Science
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize outstanding science projects by pre-college students honored recently at this year's Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). 
Intel ISEF unites young scientists from more than 75 countries, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where doctoral-level scientists review and judge their work. As part of an ongoing partnership with Intel ISEF, AGI facilitates the review of geoscience-related entries and offers four awards to recognize outstanding projects.
This year's award recipients showcased a broad range of exciting geoscience topics including fossils, 3D drone-based modeling, sea level rise, and hydrothermal vents. The winners are listed below:
First Award of $1,500
Emily Grace Cross
Taphonomic Geochemistry of Fossil Bones from Marine and Terrestrial Fossilization Environments
Second Award of $1000
Kathryn Tsi-Pak Kummel and Michelle Tsi-ying Kummel
Using 3D Drone-based Digital Models to Investigate the Fluvial Geomorphology of an Eroding Arroyo
Third Award of $500
Emily Alexandra Cruz
Tracking Climate Change, Human Impact, and the Overall Oceanic and Terrestrial Health of Estuaries Along the Hudson River and Long Island Sound to Influence Policy
Third Award of $500
Seamus Cleary
Searching for Hydrothermal Vents in the Samoan Archipelago
Awards were presented at Intel ISEF on May 17, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Meet some of the Intel ISEF participants in the first chapter of Earth as Inspiration, a new film series from AGI narrated by former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.
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