Junior Wins Top Places in International Music Competitions
Bobo Liang won first place in the Young Musician Category in the 2018 International Maestro Piano and String Competition and third place in the 16th International Competition “Luigi Zanuccoli” for Young Musicians.
Srimayi Mulukutla and Prateek Adurty both won first place prizes with perfect scores in their respective categories at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Competition on February 3, 2018, at Duquesne University.
Srimayi, a Grade 8 student, presented her project “Increasing Efficiency of Non-Electric Refrigeration” in the ecology category. She also won the Director’s Award and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach (SPEO) Sponsor Award.
Prateek, a freshman, presented his project "Biofuel Energy Optimization Using Calorimetry" in the chemistry category. He received the Dr. James Manner Award for excellence in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the American Chemical Society and the Dr. Kurt C. Schreiber Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Duquesne University.
Both students will be competing at the state competition in May at The Pennsylvania State University.
Congratulations, Srimayi and Prateek!
PJAS is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields among its members through the development of research projects and investigations.