international science fair

America attends all the major intellectual events every year: International Science Fair, National History Day, National Spelling Bee, etc. The only problems with this is 1. he considers these to be romantic occasions and likes to bring dates and 2. he is very competitive with the students.

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Palestinian Girls Invent a Smart Cane For The Blind

Fatma Imad Zaghab and  Amal Ali Fhoud invented a “smart walking stick,” which uses sensors to detect nearby objects and alerts the user via headphones.

Earlier this month, they traveled to the US to compete in the Intel International Science Fair, where they won $1,000 from the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

anonymous asked:

I won 4th place at the Intel International Science Fair! I'm the first person from school to do it and I was the only one in the entire competition working with a parasite :)

yooo thats awesome!!! good job!!  keep working hard and make some history 

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Day 4: Actresses Appreciation Day

Once again I was entirely unable to decide for just one particular actress in the MCU universe, and so I simply didn’t. My two choices of today are not only embodying two great female characters within the MCU, they are also power women off-screen.

Natalie Portman entered my world long before Marvel came along and ever since I took a glance at her biography I am entirely stunned by her. She is multi-lingual, made it to the semi-final of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as a high school student, studied psychology at Harvard and has participated in several scientific publications. In short, she is an immensely intelligent and independent woman who does not fear to say what she thinks (even if some call her “bossy” for it). Plus, she is a great actress and a compassionate woman who fights for her believes. That makes her my personal hero.

Hayley Atwell is simply a darling! And did you know that she had acceptance letters to study philosophy and theology at Oxford? However she chose otherwise, took the less-travelled road and toured Europe for two years, just to reappear in acting school to become the lovely addition to our screens these days. She stands up for women with curves and teaches us to love ourselves and our bodies. In short, she is wonderful!

BLM Colorado Intern Conducting Research on Public Lands Wins Big at Science Fair

Tayler Rocha, a high school intern for the Bureau of Land Management-Colorado San Luis Valley (SLV) Field Office, recently presented her research findings during the SLV’s monthly staff meeting. As her research shows, Rocha is quickly becoming a youth to watch for great success! For the second year in a row, she received numerous awards and honors for her science fair project, which was designed to answer management questions targeting wildlife, riparian and wetlands issues on BLM-managed land in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.

Tayler Rocha collects macro-invertebrates at San Luis Lakes as a part of her science fair project about endangered southwestern willow flycatcher habitat.

This year, Rocha’s project recommendeds strategies for managing endangered southwestern willow flycatcher habitat based on results from her research. She compared habitat characteristics on burned versus unburned lands as well as on occupied versus unoccupied habitat within the BLM’s Simpson/ McIntire property. The property was recently designated as critical habitat for the SWF, and a 900-acre wildfire in Spring 2013 provided the perfect opportunity for her study. Rocha received mentorship from Loree Harvey, an SLV seasonal employee, along with Monte Vista School District science teacher and other BLM employees.

Tayler takes water samples as part of her research.

Rocha’s project has not only taken her to Colorado’s statewide Science and Engineering Fair, but will also be instrumental in the future management strategy for the critical habitat. She has been a seasonal employee or volunteer for the wildlife program for the San Luis Valley Field Office for four years, and this is her second science fair project focused on assisting the BLM with management strategies for this important habitat.

Tayler Rocha proudly stands by her science fair project that analyzed critical habitat for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher at the 2013 Regional Science Fair.

This year, Rocha received top honors at regional and state science fairs as well as the International Science and Engineering Fair. Over the past four years, she has consistently placed in the top three spots at the regional and state science fairs and even received a full-ride scholarship to Drexel University based on her research for the 2013 International Science and Engineering Fair.

Last November, Rocha applied to the highest-level research competition for non-college students, the Intel Science Talent Search. The competition is only open to high school seniors, and approximately 2,000 students nationwide enter each year. Students compete for top prizes, to include a week in Washinton D.C. to tour the nation’s capital and meet the President. Rocha was selected as one of 300 semifinalists. No student from the San Luis Valley has ever made the first cut, and only a handful of Colorado students in the last decade have made it this far. The BLM San Luis Valley Field Office proudly celebrates her success!

-Jill Lucero, Wetlands Biologist in BLM SLV; Alyssa Radcliff, Wildlife Biologist, BLM SLV; Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, Front Range District; and Courtney Whiteman, Public Affairs Specialist, Colorado State Office