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Tradition of Success Continues for NDA Science Research Students

Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky

Awards 2013 

Monica McFadden won the “best of fair” award at the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky (SEFNK) on Saturday, February 23. Monica and her teacher, Sister Mary Ethel Parrott, receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The Intel ISEF  will take place in Phoenix from May 12-17.  Laura Irons was second in the fair and is the first alternate to the international competition that will include winners from approximately 60 countries.  Notre Dame science research students had an outstanding performance winning many category and special awards as listed below.


Emily Bautista

Second place, Earth & Planetary Sciences

Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists Award


Kylie Ernest

First place, Plant Sciences


Carly Gross

Third place, Animal Sciences


Josie Hammon

First place, Earth & Planetary Sciences

KY Society of Professional Geologists Award

Northern Kentucky University Physics & Geology Dept. Award

Assoc. for Women Geoscientists Award


Hillary Hellmann

Second Place, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

U.S. Air Force Award


Emma Hughes

Second place, Plant Sciences


Laura Irons

Second place, best-of-fair awards

Second place, Life Sciences

First place, Animal Sciences

Thomas More College Scholarship Award

Northern Kentucky University Biology Department Award

American Psychological Association Award


Ellen Kendall

First place, Microbiology

International Genius Olympiad Award


Szofia Komaromy-Hiller

First place, Energy & Transportation

Northern Kentucky University Physics & Geology Dept. Award

U.S. Air Force Award

Yale Science & Engineering Assoc. Award


Monica McFadden

Best of fair

First place overall, Life Sciences

First place, Environmental Management

Thomas More College Scholarship Award

Northern Kentucky University Biology Department Award

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award

Toxicology Research Excellence Award

U.S. Navy Regional Award


Giannina Rokvic

Second place, Environmental Management

ASM International Foundation Award


Cassidy Ryan

First place, Environmental Sciences

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award

Toxicology Research Excellence Award


Shelby Saylor

First place , Chemistry

Northern Kentucky University Chemistry Dept. Award


Cassandra Schoborg

First place, Physics


Mia Shelton

Second place, Energy & Transportation


Kelsey Sucher

First place, Biochemistry


Savannah Tucker

Second place, Environmental Sciences

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Award


Emily Walter

First place, Materials and Bioengineering

International Genius Olympiad Award


Sarah Wells

First place, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

U.S. Air Force Award

U.S. Navy Regional Award


Hannah Ziegelmeyer

First place, Computer Science

U.S. Air Force Award

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award