Flint Regional Science & Engineering FairUniversity of Michigan – Flint | 3.15-17.2024


Coming from 12 different Flint area schools and the Lansing, Saginaw, Midland and Traverse City areas, 320 students participated in the Junior (Grades 6-8) and Senior (9-12) Categories. With a panel of 80+ judges, three rounds of judging took place including online material submission, in-person interviews at UM-Flint with finalists and non-finalists at their displays, and the Challenger Round (seniors only) that required an intense, long-format interview of the Top 10 projects with a team of judges designed to prepare the students for the international fair.

Students won over $10,000 dollars in cash prizes plus scholarships to Kettering University and UM-Flint (three, four-year full-tuition scholarships)! The top prize in the Senior category was $500 plus an all-expense-paid trip to the International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May. The prize was re-named this year in honor of David C. Hill, a longtime FRSEF supporter who competed at the first FRSEF in 1957 as a 7th-grader, winning the top prize in 1960 and 1962.

Senior Winners:

1st – (David C. Hill Award): Akhilesh Kanmanthreddy

  • Predictive Modeling of Brain Tumor Evolution and Anatomical Invasion: A Novel 3D Spatiotemporal Approach for Enhanced Treatment Planning

2nd – Miriam Haddad

  • Magnetizing Oil: A New Paradigm for Cleaning Up Aquatic Oil Spills

3rd – Louis Huang

  • Biodegradable Agricultural Mulch Films from Waste Paper Pulp & Calcium Alginate

4th – Anthony Daoud

  • Predictive Model for the Development & Spread of Bacterial Resistance in Relation to Antibiotic Consumption in Hospital Settings

Junior Earth Environment & Chemistry: Emma Huang

  • Controlled Drug Delivery with Alginate Beads & Hydrogel Capsules

Junior Life Sciences: Abdurrahman Qandeel

  • How Exposure to Different Light Conditions Affects Yeast Growth

Junior Physical Sciences & Engineering: Abigail Hansen

  • Do More Blades Equal More Power?

For the first time this year, the Elementary Division Fair will be a separate event held at Sloan Museum of Discovery on April 11.


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