Memorial's Michael Tripepi, left, and his research partner, Samuel Sharkey
from Penn High School, explain their project to the judges.Tripepi has won the
Senior Science Fair all four years. His science research also garned him semi-
finalist status in the Siemens Science and Engineering Competition.
||Tripepi and research partner Samuel Sharkey from Penn High School entered their project, "Optimizing Optical Signal Quality for High Energy Particle Detection," from the research they conducted this past summer and fall at the University of Notre Dame's QuarkNet Center.|
The pair's research also earned them semi-finalist status in the Siemens Competition, a prestigious science competition funded by the Siemens Foundation and administered by the College Board. Their project was chosen as one of the top 300 outstanding research reports from more than 1,600 entries worldwide.
The pair's physics research involves testing the viability of optical diffusers and quartz capillary tubes for use in detecting particles.
Other high school winners include Memorial students Kate Luft and Danielle Conrad, first place, Behavioral Science; Carly Lochmandy, first place, Physics; Giovanni Alvarez and Jason Pace, first place Engineering; Carlie Manges, first place, Biochemistry; Makenzie Todd and Brittney Joy, second place, Engineering; and Delaney Gilbert, second place, Plant Science.