Yash Dagade, a Eden Prairie High School junior, has been named one of four finalists in the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Dagade presented his project, “WATT from VAWT: Design of a Novel Vertical Airborne Wind Turbine (VAWT) Clean Energy Farm,” at the 86th annual Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF) on March 24 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
The Regeneron ISEF award recognizes the top high school projects in Minnesota. It is the world’s largest pre-college science competition, where students worldwide showcase their research. This year’s Regeneron ISEF competition will be in Dallas from May 14-19.
Dagade was more than 300 middle and high school students from 50-plus schools across Minnesota competed in the fair, organized by the Minnesota Academy of Science (MAS). Dozens of companies and organizations offered awards valued at over $15,000 to participating students who advanced from regional science fairs throughout Minnesota to compete in this prestigious state event.
The top winners, including the ISEF finalists, were announced during March 26 award ceremony. Results, including Dagade’s project, can be viewed online.
During the ceremony, Dagade also received the Minnesota Academy of Science Silver Award, as well as the High School LHB Corp Outstanding Engineering or Building Science Award and a High School Naval Science Award.
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