Webb Students Place at California State Science Fair
Webb students competed at the 72nd annual California Science & Engineering Fair on Tuesday, April 11, joining 896 students from 351 schools around the state. During their spring break travels, Eric Bi ‘25, Michael Fu ‘24, Tony Gao ‘26, Sehoon Kang ‘24, Petrina Ong ‘24, Bill Sun ’24, Danny Wang ‘25, and Garry Zhang ‘24 zoomed in from around the world to explain their projects and answer questions from judges.
Michael Fu ’24 won first place for Applied Mechanics & Structures with his design for an adaptable wheel that can more easily conquer vertical barriers.
Sehoon Kang ’24 and Garry Zhang ’24 took second in Chemistry. Their research is ongoing, as they prepare for Regeneron’s International Science & Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college STEM competition, to be held May 14-19 in Dallas, Texas. Sehoon and Garry automatically qualified for the Regeneron ISEF after taking first place at the LA County Science and Engineering Fair earlier this spring.
With the support of Science faculty Ms. Lisa Nacionales and Dr. Joe Martin, Garry and Sehoon have been repeating and extending their experiments.
The students dropped off their samples for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry with Professor Dan O’Leary at Pomona College last week.