Senior Ashlyn Hutchinson is in Atlanta, GA from May 8-13, attending the world’s largest global high school science competition, the Regeneron Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Ashlyn’s work is entitled, “Investigating the Effectiveness of the Eradication of Microcystis aeruginosa Using Sonication and Magnetic Filtration.” Presenting her research as a poster on March 29, 2022 at the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair held at Saratoga High School, Ashlyn received 3rd place overall, the American Society for Microbiology Award, and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. By receiving 3rd place overall, Ashlyn was invited to the Regeneron ISEF.
The nearly 1,800 finalists attending will compete for over $5 million worth of prizes and scholarships. She will be joining the elite group of previous ISEF participants, who have gone on to win some of the most prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize or have gone on to launch incredibly successful companies. During the week, Ashlyn will be presenting to judges from all over the world and will have opportunities to meet and collaborate with other young scientists and professionals from across the globe.
Ashlyn was featured in a news story by Spectrum News 1 of Albany and can be found here.
Ashlyn’s sponsoring teacher is Mr. Thomas Vartuli. The Hudson Falls Tiger Community wishes her all the best on the world stage.