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Science Fair Update: Awards, Keynote Address...and the Will Li '21 Award!

On April 16, Delbarton hosted its third annual Science Fair in St. Benedict Hall (SBH) and the FAC. 

Delbarton middle schoolers presented original research via poster presentations in SBH. Later, after a welcome from Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd that emphasized the significant value Delbarton places on science, technology and original research, awards were distributed, reflecting the work of Delbarton student researchers and 35 students from eleven other area schools who submitted their research for the juried Delbarton Science Fair. Click here for the awards ceremony, and we congratulate all winners who will receive $50 gift cards.

Next,  Dr. Alan Rigby P'20, a research scientist, oncologist, and businessman delivered an impactful keynote address on the life of a scientific research which includes regular doses of failure and requires persistence. Dr. Rigby has over 20 years of experience in everything from teaching at Harvard Medical School to founding the biotechnology company HiberCell. Click here for Dr. Rigby's speech to an in-person and virtual audience.

Finally, Research in Science Club co-moderator -- with Brian Theroux -- Bob Bitler saluted Club co-founder Will Li '21 for his exemplary work as a student leader. After describing Li as 'driven, smart, able, humble, kind and funny', he lauded Li for inspiring so many others to get involved in this popular club. When he graduates this June 6, Will Li '21 leaves behind a legacy of intellectual curiosity and scientific research that is sure to continue to attract young men to Delbarton, where they will find a home for their inquisitive minds. In his honor, the Will Li '21 Award will be presented each year to the boy who most exemplifies Li's intellectual attributes and persistent pursuit of knowledge. Click here for Bitler's tribute to Will Li '21. 

As a final fitting gesture for this year's very successful hybrid Delbarton Science Fair, Li presented the first annual Will Li '21 Award to his Research in Science Clubmate and friend Travis Ehrenberg '22. Congratulates, Travis, and the Delbarton community commends Will Li '21 for his many contributions during his years here!