Perfecting the art of science: Lexmark engineers help students prepare for International Science Fair

international science fairSanjana Rane presenting her science fair project to Lexmark engineers.

Ten high school-aged scientists recently gathered at Lexmark’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, to garner feedback from Lexmark engineers in preparation for the upcoming Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The students are among the 23 state and regional winners of the 2015 Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair who will represent Kentucky at Intel ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, held in Philadelphia in May.

The students’ projects ranged in topics from, “Coal-Ash Pond Management: Studying Groundwater Flow using Darcy’s Law” to “Novel Therapeutic Intra-Arterial Pharmacotherapy Administration For Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke.” Each student presented his or her science fair project to a team of Lexmark engineers, and received constructive feedback and tips on how to make improvements to the presentation for the international competition.

“It was great getting useful feedback from the Lexmark engineers not only on my poster but also on my presentation,” said Sanjana Rane, a student at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. “The feedback I received has helped me better communicate my main ideas and I am really excited to incorporate the changes into my project. I am deeply grateful to the Lexmark engineers for taking time to work with me and the other students. It showed us how much Lexmark really cares.”

Students also participated in a panel discussion with Lexmark engineers where they had the opportunity to ask questions on career and school advice, the future of technology and more.

In addition to hosting the event, Lexmark will be sponsoring the top state winners by providing funding for their travel expenses to Philadelphia.

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