Crozetians Attend Los Angeles Science Fair

Anya Michaelsen
Anya Michaelsen

Two students from Crozet—Anya Michaelsen and Caitlin Dutta—participated in the weeklong international Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles in early May. About 7 million high school students around the world participated this year in local, regional, state and country fairs to have the opportunity to be one of the 1,700 finalists to compete for more than $5,000,000 in prizes.

Michaelson placed fourth (top 25 of about 1400 projects) in the fair for her project Kinematic Determinants of Success in the Fencing Flick: Logistic and Linear Multiple Regression Analysis. Raised in Crozet and a former WAHS student, she is now a junior at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke.

Dutta, a junior at Western, presented her project on The Effect of a New LncRNA 2953 on Muscle Creation.