Catlin Gabel students take home awards from NW Science Expo

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The 28th annual Intel Northwest Science Expo (the statewide science fair) was held at Portland State University on April 1. Four Catlin Gabel students had qualified to attend the state fair based on results from the earlier regional science fairs. All four students won awards in their categories, and one was selected to continue to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

 
Senior Vighnesh Shiv entered a project titled "Novel Algorithms for Automatic Music Transcription." He won first place in the Computer Science category and was selected to represent Oregon at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles in May. Vighnesh also won the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award and a special award from the IEEE.
 
Senior Rohan Jhunjhunwala entered a project titled "Road Detection via Computer Vision and Laser Scanning." He won second place in the Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical category, and in addition won the Outstanding Project award from the the U.S. Air Force and won a special award from the IEEE.
 
Sophomore Terrance Sun and freshman Lawrence Sun entered a team project titled "Using Formal Verification Techniques to Find Contradictions in Laws Concerning Police Use of Force." Terrance and Lawrence won Third Place in the Computer Science Category.
 
Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work!
 
—Andrew Merrill, computer science teacher