LA PLATA, Md. (June 16, 2009)—Two North Point High School students, junior Katherine Bomkamp and freshman Cayley Dymond, received awards at Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair held May 10-15 in Reno.
Bomkamp received one of seven third-place awards of $500 in the Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering category for her project, titled "Pain Free Socket." She also received a $12,500 scholarship offer to Sierra Nevada College and a software award from Wolfram Research Inc. Bomkamp was the second grand-award winner at the Charles County Public Schools Science Fair.
Dymond received a $500 fourth-place award from the United States Coast Guard for her project, titled "The Dependence of GPS Accuracy on Ionospheric Electron Density." The Coast Guard awards are given to participants whose projects best display potential for improving boating and water safety.
Dymond also received a scholarship offer of $12,500 to Sierra Nevada College and a software award from Wolfram Research Inc. She was the grand-award winner of the Charles County Public Schools Science Fair.
Both the grand award and second grand-award winners in the Charles County competition advance to Intel's International Fair. Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair is the world's largest international pre-college science competition. It is held annually and provides a forum for more than 1,500 high school students from 50 countries to showcase their independent research.