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Shelly Li and Srisha Kotlo Take Home Fourth Awards, $500 at Intel ISEF Global Science Fair

Senior Shelly Li and Junior Srisha Kotlo competed against 1,500 students from 70 different countries in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) this weekend, and both came away with admirable fourth place awards and $500 for their projects.

The Intel ISEF, held in Phoenix, Arizona from May 12-17, is the world’s largest pre-collegiate science fair. Both Srisha and Shelly competed in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category, and they were each honored with Fourth Awards at the Grand Awards ceremony on Friday. Srisha’s project was entitled "Analysis of Critical PKC-delta Sites on Sarcomeric Protein Phosphorylation and Function” and Shelly worked on the “Effects of NF-kappa B Activation on E6 Expression in Head and Neck Cancer Cells.”

The Society for Science & The Public holds the annual global science forum in partnership with Intel, giving away more than $3 million in prizes.