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Delbarton's Michael Xu and Kevin Jin Impress at Terra North Jersey STEM Fair
Brian Theroux, Research in Science Club Moderator

Kevin Jin and Michael Xu represented Delbarton at the Terra North Jersey STEM Fair on Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2024.

Michael Xu won the ISEF Grand Prize. This is the top award in the TNJSF, giving Micahel an all-expense-paid trip to participate in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college STEM competition, hosting over 1,000 high school science projects from all over the world. This year's ISEF will take place from May 11-17 in Los Angeles, California, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Michael Xu won the ISEF Grand Prize

Kevin Jin’s project was “The Neuroprotective Effects of Chebulinic Acid and Gallic Acid on Novel Targets in Alzheimer's Disease” (link to photo of Kevin with his poster). Michael Xu’s project was “SkyLinker: UAV Perpetual Solar Flight to Cheaply Position Radio Antennas.”

Kevin Jin presenting his project at Terra North Jersey STEM Fair

Michael was also presented the Naval Science Award from the Office of Naval Research, and won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers NJ Section Young Engineer Award. Kevin Jin won second place in the Cell Biology category. Science teacher Brian Theroux won the Partners in Science Teacher Award in recognition of excellence in fostering scientific research among high school students.

Seventh Grader Maxwell Lin stopped by the fair on Sunday to check out the projects and get ideas for how to present his research at the 6th Annual Delbarton Science Fair on April 12, 2024.