Two Hillcrest High students claimed top awards at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Los Angeles.
Alexander Sun won 2nd place is his category, and a $1,500 prize, for a paper titled, "Compassion Fade and the Limitations of Student Subjects in Social Science Research," and Alexander Cheng won 3rd place in his category, and $1,000, for his project: "Analysis of Retinal Fundus Images to Detect Macular Degeneration Using Machine Learning Methods."
Intel ISEF is the largest pre-collegiate science fair. Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for about $4 million in prizes. They are winnowed from the millions of students worldwide who compete in regional and school-sponsored science fairs.