Hanford High Students Wins Gold Medal at International Science Competition
RICHLAND, Wash. - A junior at Hanford High School has won a gold medal in the science category at an international competition.
Shanta Katipamula's project, "Working Towards a Greener Future: Investigating the Most Efficient and Cost Effective Method to Obtain Hydrogen from Water" was one of just 22 projects to receive the honor out of more than 200 contestants in the GENIUS Olympiad competition in Oswego, New York.
GENIUS Olympiad is an international high school project competition about environmental issues, co-organized by the State University of New York at Oswego and the Terra Science and Education Foundation.
"I'm so grateful to have been able to participate in the GENIUS Olympiad and even more blessed to have won a Gold Medal," said Katipamula, "I met lots of people from places like Kosovo, Slovenia, Turkey, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Tunisia. The friendships I've made are so invaluable and are one of the most important things that I am taking away from this competition."
Katipamula was nominated for the GENIUS competition by the Mid-Columbia Science Fair.
Earlier this year, she earned a bronze medal in the energy category at the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering & Environment Project Olympiad with her "Working Towards a Greener Future: Investigating the Most Efficient and Cost Effective Method to Obtain Hydrogen from Water" project.
The Mid-Columbia Science Fair and the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair nominated her for the I-SWEEEP competition.