2016 – 2017 School Year
We extend our best wishes to Dr. Goldenberg, Ingenuity Mathematics Department Head, on his twentieth anniversary of service. Throughout the years, hundreds of Ingenuity students have enjoyed his dedication and enthusiasm for teaching Baltimore’s best. Thank you Dr. Goldenberg for discovering a beautiful world on mathematics to generations of Ingenuity students.
Ingenuity junior Alida Schott is a 3rd place winner at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF held in Los Angeles, CA) in Physics and Astronomy Category with the project Deciphering the Sedimentary Record of Galle Crater, Mars. More than 7 million high school students around the globe developed original research projects and presented their work at local science competitions with the hope of making it to ISEF. Approximately 1,700 winners of local, regional, state, and national competitions—were invited to participate in a week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math. At the event, these young innovators share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research, and compete for more than 4 million dollars in awards and scholarships.
At the Baltimore Science Fair, junior Claire Wayner won the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award. She submitted her paper to the State level and was announced as the Maryland State Champion. She has been invited to compete at Stockholm Junior Water Prize National competition in Charlotte.
Stephen Grabowski’s paper has been awarded 3rd place prize at the Marine Science Paper Competition of American Salvage Association and North American North American Marine Environmental Protection Association Stephen was invited to attend the awards dinner at PIER A in New York City.
Ingenuity senior Aishwarya Shettigar won 2nd place at the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) with her project Studying Toxigenic C. Difficile as a Potential Inducer of Colon Cancer. Her Oral Presentation Awards include $1500 scholarship and free trip to San Diego for the National JSHS Competition in April. Junior Claire Wayner’s 3rd place prizes included $1000 scholarship and free trip to the National JSHS Competition in April. Rebecca Brody won 4th place and also will go to San Diego. Senior Stephen Grabowski won 1st place in the Poster Presentation competition.
On Saturday, March 25, Ingenuity students presented projects at the Baltimore Science Fair held at Towson University. Congratulations to senior Stephen Grabowski for being named this year’s Grand Prize winner in the biological sciences category. Stephen won for his project Dethiosulfovibrio Strain F2b, a New Non-Thiosufate Reducing Bacterium that Degrades Mariculture Waste. He will go to Los Angeles, CA to compete at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Rebecca Brody won 1st place in the same category. Alida Schott won 1st place In the physical science category and also will go to Los Angeles. Iven Chen-Van Dyk, Elijah Dukes, Caterina Erdas, Mikell Meyers, Ezra Szanton, Claire Wayner, and Amy Zhang received different prizes, special awards and honorable mentions.
Felicity Ross, a 6th grade Ingenuity Project math teacher at Roland Park Elementary and Middle School, was one of 10 teachers from around the country honored last month by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) for excellence in teaching children with advanced academic abilities. Ms. Ross was honored during the Sarah D. Barder Fellowship Conference, held Feb. 24-25 at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco. CTY hosts the conference every year to bring new and past fellows from around the country together to share ideas and best practices about educating bright students.
Ingenuity Project middle school students competed at the Morgan State Science Fair. The following students won major awards at the competition:
Junior Engineering Science: 1 Place – Oliva Sandoval, Roland Park; 3 Place – Elias Q. Brody, Roland Park.
Junior Earth and Environmental Science: 1 Place – Xander Zable, Roland Park; 3 Place – Angelica Brooks, Mt. Royal.
Junior Biological Science: 2 Place – Zarin Mahmud, Roland Park; 3 Place – Tejal Schwartz, Roland Park.
Junior Physical Science: 2 Place: Kenneth Outlaw, Mt. Royal; 3 Place: Jonah Schwartz, Roland Park.
Junior Mathematics/Computer Science: 2 Place: Grace Johnson, Roland Park.
Four Ingenuity students solved all problems in the Maryland Math League Contest #6: Andrew Frock, Yoav Kargon, Gerson Kroitz and Duncan Parke.
Amy Zhang, Ingenuity senior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, was selected as a national scholar in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search.
Amy Zhang, Ingenuity senior, was selected as a national scholar in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search. Amy’s research involved the modification of a cell sized mechanical tool called a microgripper. She investigated potential propulsion designs for this microgripper which could aid in the capture and retrieval of a single cell. Her work can be used in microsurgery and medical research to understand the fundamental characteristics of cells.
The title of Amy’s project was “Self-Folding Motile Encapsulating Microdevices for Use in Single-Cell Analysis.” Amy did her work at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and was mentored by Dr. David Gracias and Qianru Jin.
Each scholar receives a $2,000 award from the Regeneron with an additional $2,000 going to his or her school. Scholars were selected from more than 1,700 applicants hailing from 182 high schools in 36 states and three American and international high schools overseas.
Since 2005 eleven Ingenuity at Poly students were named Intel semifinalists and three of them were named Intel winners.
Six Ingenuity students were invited to participate in Part II of the University of Maryland College Park High School Math Competition: seniors Andrew Frock, Yoav Kargon and Sigurd Biarnsson, juniors Robert Blanchard and Isaak Spokes, and freshman Colton Ross. Colton ranked 86th in the State of Maryland in Part I of the competition.
Ingenuity senior Stephen Grabowski has been awarded 3rd place prize at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the American Salvage Association (ASA) Science Fair aimed at high school and undergraduate students to promote marine science.
2015 – 2016 School Year
Martin Orellana-Guzman has been recognized as a 2016-2017 National Hispanic Scholar.
Each year, the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) honors more than 5,000 academically outstanding students from the more than 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT. Approximately 250 of the top-scoring PAA student from Puerto Rico are also included. Students with a cumulative junior year grade-point average of 3.5 or higher are designated as Scholars.
Ingenuity senior Alex Hilger and his family started LiDAR Drone Services, LLC, an aerial surveying company, as a result of his 2 year Ingenuity Research Practicum. As part of the project, Alex obtained an FAA pilot’s license and won numerous aviation science awards, including one from Yale. Recognizing his research, the American Institute of Aeronautics (AIAA) invited him speak at their annual convention at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
Ingenuity senior Benjamin Grove won the Northrop Grumman’s Engineering Scholarship Program – the only student from Baltimore City.
Baltimore Science Fair
Congratulations to senior Alex Hilger for earning the 1st prize award in the physical sciences category. Alex won for his systems engineering project, “Drones Equipped with LiDAR for 3D Mapping.” He will go to Phoenix AZ in May to compete at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
In the physical science category, juniors Robin Graham-Hayes, Andrew Frock and Amy Zhang received honorable mention. In the biological science category, junior Aishwarya Shettigar also received honorable mention. Additionally, 13 Ingenuity students received a total of 31 special awards from independent groups.
Morgan State Science Fair
Five students from Mount Royal Ingenuity received awards:
Hannah Bossard – 2nd place in the junior division for Earth and environmental science,
Aliyah Abid – Special Achievement Award from the National Society of Black Engineers,
Donaysia Torbit – Special Achievement Award from the National Society of Black Engineers and the Outstanding Engineer Award from the Society of Women Engineers,
Kenneth Outlaw – 3rd place in the life science division from the Commissioned Officers Association of United States Public Health Service,
Taylor Gardner – Outstanding Engineer Award from the Society of Women Engineers.
Maryland Mathcounts Chapter Competition
38 teams participated in the competition. Ingenuity at Roland Park Mathcounts team won 9th place: coaches Ms. Schwartz, Ms. Spicinetskiy and Ms. Ross, team members: 6th graders Nico del Pino and Evan Rowland Seymour, 7th graders Wayne Nelms and Seth Chng-Lin, 8th graders Colton Ross, Gerson Kroiz and Kathatina Krstic. Katharina, Colton, Gerson, Wayne and Seth advanced to the Mathcounts state competition.
Kathy Le, a senior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and a member of the Ingenuity Project, was selected as a national semifinalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search.
The title of Kathy’s project was “Activating mutations in FGFR leads to a competitive advantage in Drosophila germline stem cells.” It was about stem cell competition in relation to genetic disorders and aging. She tracked populations of mutated stem cells in fruitflies and found that a specific mutation, known to cause a genetic disorder in humans, leads to stem cell competition in fruitflies. Her results can be used to optimize a new method of finding mutations that may further advance our understanding of genetic disorders and aging in humans.
Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his or her school. Semifinalists were selected from more than 1,750 entrants hailing from 512 high schools in 43 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and six American and international high schools overseas.
Max Yuhas, Ingenuity at Poly senior, is a National Merit Semifinalist!
Nobel Laureate Dr. Randy Schekman, a Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, visited Maryland as part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative and met with a group of Ingenuity at Poly students:
2014 – 2015 School Year
Maryland History Day
Nathan Yates, 6th grader from Ingenuity at Hamilton, from Hamilton placed 4th in Maryland History Day.
Jocelyn Pinkney and Mariah Scott, 6th graders at Hamilton, placed third in the Chemistry Competition at Maryland Science Olympiad (MSO). Nathan Yates won third place at MSO. The Ingenuity 6th grade class was recognized by the Maryland zoo in Baltimore for their work on climate change and how it was effecting the animals.
Baltimore City History Day
Approximately 400 students from Baltimore City public and private schools competed at the middle and high school levels, held on the campus of Notre Dame of MD University on Saturday, March 14, 2014. Congratulations to the following Ingenuity at Poly students who won medals at the competition:
- Freshmen Cecilia Charney and Alida Schott for their website on Buddy Holley
- Freshman Claire Wayner for her paper on John James Audubon
- Sophomore Sarah Bowden for her performance on Adolf Hitler
- Freshmen Lily Batchelor and Mercedes Thompson for their exhibit on Alice Paul
Dana Katzenelson of Harvard University, Ingenuity alumnus, served as a judge for the competition.
On Saturday, March 22, fifteen Ingenuity students presented projects at the 2015 Baltimore Science Fair held at Towson University. For the fifth year in a row, an Ingenuity student won a grand prize award! Congratulations to senior Phoebe Sandhaus for being named this year’s Grand Prize winner in the biological sciences category. Phoebe won for her algorithm to detect exoplanet transits across white dwarf stars. Phoebe will go to Pittsburgh, PA in May to compete at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). In the physical science category, junior Alex Hilger and senior Lane Easterling received honorable mention. In the biological science category, juniors Kathy Le and Cullen Bray also received honorable mention. Additionally, 13 Ingenuity students received a total of 33 special awards from independent groups. In Division II (grades 6-8), Ingenuity students received Honorable Mention: Tori Legaspi for Biological Sciences and Fiona Zabel for Physical Sciences.
2015 Baltimore Science Fair Christian Pearson from Mount Royal won Honorable Mention from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Lane Easterling, Ingenuity senior, a CollegeBound scholar of the week:
Aaron Fink is a Baltimore City winner of the 2014 University of Maryland College Park High School Mathematics Competition.
Lane Easterling, Ingenuity senior, wins $10,000 Nordstrom Scholarship and MacBook Air. Lane was 1 out of 80 students who won the Nordstrom Scholarship Program. Applicants completed an online application www.nordstrom.com/scholarship that includes a personal statement and an original essay. Select finalists are then interviewed via video conference by a regional selection committee of educators, business leaders, community partners and Nordstrom employees. L.to R.: Kathy Poole, Lane’s mom; Lane; Ms. Williams, Poly Director.
Lily DeBell, an eighth grade Ingenuity Project student at Roland Park, is a First place winner of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. More than 50 semifinalists chosen from a field of over 20,000 traveled to Silicon Valley to meet with top business leaders and compete for a grand prize worth $25,000. President Obama marked National Entrepreneurs’ Day by congratulating three student winners in the Oval Office. L.to R.: President Obama, runner up Jesse Horine, first place winner Lily DeBell, and Runner up Ambar Romero.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out kids learn best when doing something hands on. Students from three Ingenuity Project middle schools (Hamilton, Mt. Royal and Roland Park) competed in Rocket into Poly — a rocket launching competition at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Mixed teams had to design and build rockets from scratch. The goal was to see how far the rocket will travel, and to find out the best distance-cost combination.
2013 – 2014 School Year
Stelios Mastoras, Ingenuity at Poly senior, received a 2014 Maryland STEM Scholars Award. Each year, Northrop Grumman selects 24 winners (one from each MD county and one from Baltimore City) from more than 300 applicants based on academic achievement, extracurricular and volunteer activities, recommendations from teachers and principals and an essay. Stelios received a scholarship and the opportunity to be considered for a summer internship at Northrop Grumman. L.toR.: Lillian Lowery, MD State Superintendent of Schools, Stelios Mastoras, Gloria Flach, Northrop Grumman Corporate Vice President, President of Electronic System Sector.
A note from Unique Palmer, Ingenuity 6th grader at Mt. Royal: “I am delivering this speech today to tell how … the Ingenuity Project has positively impacted the lives of so many people including myself. The Ingenuity team has given us a program where we can positively display our knowledge. They have provided us with a program full of challenging classes with higher learning and thoughtful teachers. However, they have given us a program where we can be free. Free to write, free to read and free to learn. This project has brought together so many unique individuals for one cause and that cause is to be the best at whatever we can be. I would like to thank (you)… for keeping this program running. (You) saw the spark of potential we all have even when we don’t see it ourselves. This speech is written as a thank you for all of your hard work and effort.”
Ingenuity at Poly senior Darius Johnson won a 3rd place Grand Award in the category Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The 2014 Intel ISEF was a forum for approximately 1,700 high school students from 77 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research. ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12.
Ingenuity at Poly senior Darius Johnson is a Gates Millenium Scholar.
Twelve Ingenuity seniors are Johns Hopkins Baltimore Scholars, received four-year, full-tuition scholarships.
Ingenuity team won the first place at the 1st Annual Baltimore Metro STEM Competition. Total 25 teams from Baltimore County and Baltimore City participated in the competition. On the picture: Ingenuity senior John Mountin with the trophy.
On Saturday, March 22nd , fifteen Ingenuity students presented projects at the 2014 Baltimore Science Fair held at Towson University. For the fourth year in a row, an Ingenuity student won a grand prize award! Congratulations to senior Darius Johnson for being named this year’s Grand Prize winner in the biological sciences category. Darius won for his study of an immune system response to a retrovirus (“Characterization of T Cell Receptor Clonotypes in an SIV Infected Pigtailed Macaque’). Darius will go to Los Angeles in May to compete at the 2014 International Science and Engineering Fair. Kelly Khare earned the second place award in Physical Science category (“Characterization of T Cell Receptor Clonotypes in an SIV Infected Pigtailed Macaque’). Alex Eusman and Lane Easterling both received honorable mention. Additionally, 12 Ingenuity students received a total of 18 sponsor awards.
Morgan State University Mathematics-Science-Engineering Fair. Junior Biological Science – Elias Schwartz 3rd place; Junior Engineering Science – Atticus Cameron 2nd place; Commissioned Officers Association of The United States Public Health Service – Hannah Greene – Distinguishing Achievement, 2nd Place Award; Sam Sharfstein – Distinguishing Achievement, 2nd Place Award; Society of Women Engineers-Baltimore-Washington Section Specialty Award – Rebecca Brody – Promising Engineer; National Society of Black Engineers Baltimore Metropolitan Alumni Chapter Special Achievement Award –Luka Stefanovic and Hannah Greene.
John Mountain earned 2nd Place at Maryland Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. The title of his project was “Creating a Synthetic Mitochondrial Genome: Validation of a Lithium Acetate Transformation Technique to Integrate Foreign DNA into Yeast Mitochondria.” John earned the right to compete at the 52nd National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, scheduled April 23-27, 2014, Washington, D.C.
Samantha Wallace, Ingenuity class of 2001, from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Human Research and Engineering Directorate presented her dissertation research to students, faculty, staff and alumni from Morgan State University at the University’s 4th annual “Innovation Day” celebration that was held at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, MD., February 20. Wallace was thrilled to share her research with those attending the event. “I was excited to be able to present my research to Dr. David Wilson, the president of Morgan State University and to Kweisi Mfume, the Chairman of the Board of Regents,” said Wallace. “Maryland State Senators and Delegates were also present at the event.” Her supervisor, Bruce Amrein couldn’t be more proud. “Samantha’s research has the potential to improve the usability of night-vision goggles. It’s always rewarding to see ARL’s educational opportunities benefit both the researcher and our Soldiers,” said Amrein.
John Mountain, Ingenuity at Poly senior, has qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), the only Poly senior to reach this level of the competition.
Congratulations to the Poly students who competed in the Northrop Grumman 2014 High School Innovative Challenge. Teams from magnet schools in the Baltimore area were invited to enter the event, which was held at the National Electronics Museum on Thursday, February 20. The Poly team of 9 and 10 graders went up against other teams with 11th and 12th graders and still came in 2nd place. The school will receive a $750 award from Northrop Grumman. The Poly team members are: Assefa Akinwole, Sydney Anselme, Andrew Frock, Anisa Hofert, Ana Islas, Jakob Lucas, Martin Orellana, Monika Watat, Amy Zhang.
Kelly Khare and Lucas Winch (R.to L.), Ingenuity at Poly seniors, are the Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists. Kelly entered a project titled “The Effect of Drainage Channels on the Peeling of a Surface Submerged in Fluid.” Using a polymer model similar to the hexagonal microstructures that tree frogs have on their toe pads, she conducted tests to observe how the drainage channels affected the amount of energy required to separate the polymer from a glass substrate. Her results showed that drainage channels allow for easy adhesion to a wet surface. The title of Lucas’ project was “Origins of Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs).” Making use of existing data sets, Lucas created a novel model of the conditions at the core-mantle boundary, which are thought to be closely associated with the formation of LIPs. He compared the locations of 39 LIPs with the pattern of heat flow at the core-mantle boundary over the past 330 million years. He found that more LIPs occur at areas of mid heat flow on the core-mantle boundary, and that the conditions 20 million years prior to the eruption show a stronger correlation with LIP formation than conditions at the time of eruption.
Twelve Ingenuity students were inducted to the William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society: Tenee Blackett, Zachary Byrd, Allen Easterling, Charlotte Fulwiler, Morgan Hobson, Nina Mendez, Sara Nabulsi, Chikaodi Nwanegwo, Efuru Okororie, Blair Smith, Brooke Smith, Olivia Stadelmaier.
November 2013 Raphael Kargon is a Baltimore City winner of the 2013 University of Maryland College Park High School Mathematics Competition.
Perfect 800 SAT ans SAT 2 scores:Juliet Bishop – Reading, John Mountain – Math (received 800 in Math two times), Aaron Fink and Darius Williams – Biology, Allen Easterling – World History, Raphael Kargon: – Math 2
2012 – 2013 School Year
Ingenuity senior Joshua Spokes is a National AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction.
Ingenuity graduate Melissa Oguamanam, (class of 2006), has been interning at NASA since 2009 and was recently featured on the Women @ NASA blog. Her internship focuses on using NASA Earth observations to address community concerns and public policy issues.
Seven Ingenuity seniors are Johns Hopkins Baltimore Scholars, received four-year, full-tuition scholarships.
Ingenuity at Poly juniors Noah Gamper, Gabriel Grell , Luke Sullivan and Dara Wais received the Milton Zaslow Award in Cryptology at Maryland History Day. The National Cryptologic Museum will display their exhibit (with process paper and annotated bibliography) on Saturday, June 1 and Saturday, June 15, between 10 AM and 2 PM. The Museum will also put information about the winning project on their website.
Ingenuity senior Nathan Greene won third place in the category Energy and Transportation at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Ingenuity junior Evan Smith received the Bruno Kessler Foundation Award – a trip to Trento, Italy to participate in summer school “Web Valley,” a program for interdisciplinary scientific research.
Ingenuity students won both of the top prizes at the Baltimore Science Fair. Nathan Greene is a Physical Sciences Grand Prize Winner, and the Life Sciences Grand Prize Winner is Evan Smith. Stephen Timmel won 1st place in Physical Sciences. Lucas Winch and Will Cameron received Honorable Mentions. Each Ingenuity student who entered the Baltimore Science Fair (4 seniors, 4 juniors) earned recognition from the special awards judges. Nathan and Evan will go on to compete at the international event, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held May 12-17, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ.
The Collegebound Foundation Congratulatins to Ingenuity at Poly senior Da’Kuawn Johnson on selection as “Scholar of the Week.” The Travelers Foundation/FOX45 sponsored event will air the week of 4/1.
William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society On February 15, 2013 twelve Ingenuity students were inducted to the William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society: Gabriel Grell, Victoria Jennings, Shania Johnson, Kelly Khare, Licas Manes, Sih Oka-Zeh, Anthony Sartori, Eugene Schnell, Evan Smith, Luke Sullivan, Stephen Timmel.
On February 2, 2013, The Ingenuity Roland Park MathCounts team won Second Place competing with 29 teams that included Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Annapolis and Chesapeake Chapters, private and magnet schools. The team coach and math teacher, Ms. Schwartz said, “I am thankful for our students hard work through several years and their commitment to MathCounts.” The team will go on to the state competition at Johns Hopkins University. Students L-R: Lauren Fink, Amy Zheng, Peter Kannam, Yoav Kargon
Raphael Kargon, Ingenuity at Poly junior, is a Baltimore City winner of the 2012 University of Maryland College Park High School Math Competition. Raphael and another Ingenuity at Poly junior, Gabriel Grell, received Honorable Mention. Five Ingenuity students were invited to participate in Part II of the Competition.
Gabriel Grell, an Ingenuity at Poly junior, went to Tunisia, September 8-17, 2012, for the Pan-African Mathematical Olympiad. 20 students were invited from all over the nation, and Gabriel is the only Maryland participant.
Ingenuity seniors James Graham-Hayes, Nathan Greene, Zoe Krulak-Palmer, Ned Pollard and Stephen Timmel are Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Program.
2011 – 2012 School Year
Ingenuity at Poly 10th grader Gus Meisner earned undergraduate college credit in the pre-college program at Johns Hopkins University.
Jessyka Grell, Ingenuity 9th grader, graduated from Ingenuity at Roland Park. She is one of 7 students from Maryland who won a place as a semifinalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS. This honor places Jessyka among a select group of 300 semifinalists named from over 6,000 nominees throughout the United States.
Ingenuity student, Imani Lambert, is in attendance for a ribbon cutting at Leith Walk Elementary School with Governor O’Malley, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery and city schools CEO Andres A. Alonso, in her Poly Uniform. Story
Sih Oka-Zeh is a National Winner of the 103rd ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) Annual Competition held in Houston, Texas.
Kathy Bacon and Yelena Schwartz, Ingenuity teachers at Roland Park, received a Model Teacher status.
The United States Presidential Scholars Program Grace Kearney is a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
QuestBridge Scholarship Ingenuity senior Gerardo Camarena has been granted admission to one of QuestBridge’s partner colleges with a full scholarship. The partner colleges include Brown, Caltech, Columbia, Dartmouth, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Yale and others. The scholarship package includes full cost of tuition and full cost of room and board.
Society for Science & the Public (SSP) Fellowships SSP Selected top U.S. math and science teachers for 2012 fellowship. David Nelson, Ingenuity Research Coordinator, is one of 10 teachers in the nation awarded for their creative plans to reach students in underserved communities and to inspire experiences in independent scientific research. He will attend Fellows Institute in Washington, DC from July 30 – August 4, 2012.
National Merit Scholarship Program Grace Kearney is a National Merit Scholar.
Maryland Mathematics League Raphael Kargon is the Poly and Baltimore City Champion.
The Carson Scholars Fund Sherry Bossard, Gerardo Camarena, Caitlin Cole, Matthew Ekey, Morgan Greene, Victoria Jennings, Sih Oka-Zeh and Laura Seaberg are Carson Scholars. Matthew Ekey, Ingenuity senior at Poly, has been awarded this honor 6 years in a row!
National Hispanic Recognition Program Gerardo Camarena and Jazmin Jurkiewicz are the Program 2011-2012 Award Recipients.
Future Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins University Ingenuity 10th grader Raphael Kargon was selected to participate in the Program.
Stephen Timmel is USA Bio Olympiad semifinalist. As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biology Olympiad enriches the life sciences education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness.
Baltimore Science Fair Ingenuity students won both Grand Prizes: Michael Tontchev for his project in computer science, “Methods in Automated Grammar Induction,” and Elias Weston-Farber for work in genetics, “Effect of Codon Optimization on Yeast TY1 Transposition.” Michael and Elias will go on to compete at the national event, the Intel Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in Pittsburgh PA on May 13-18. Also, congratulations to the Ingenuity students who received special awards from the event sponsors: Abena Apaw, U.S. Army Award; Gerry Camarena, U.S. Air Force Award; Will Cameron, Ricoh Sustainable Development Award; Grace Kearney, U.S. Public Health Service Award; Sih Oka-Zeh, U.S. Army Award; Steven Timmel, National Security Agency MEPP “Outstanding Use of Mathematics” Award. In the 57-year history of the event, only four times has a single school produced both Grand Prize winners in physical and biological sciences. Ingenuity did it 2 out of 4 times: in 2006 and again in 2012 with total 7 Grand Prize winners in past 10 years.
Morgan Science-Mathematics-Engineering Fair, Junior Division Ingenuity at Hamilton (H) and Roland Park (RP) won several prizes: Mathematics and Computer Science. 1st Place: Georgia Ryle, 2nd Place: Aniya Darby, 3rd Place: Lucas Pelton (all H, 6th grade). Physical Science. 1st Place: Jessyka Grell (RP, 8th grade). Biological Science. 1st Place: Noah Schwartz (RP, 7th grade), 3rd Place: Luc Renaux (RP, 8th grade). Engineering Science. 2nd Place: Yoav Kargon , 3rd Place: Julianna Lucas (both RP, 7th grade). Team Projects. 3rd Place: Taylor Moore and Amirah Townsend (H, 7th grade).
Maryland MATHCOUNTS On Saturday, February 4, 2012, 32 schools with more than 175 middle school “Mathletes” competed in the annual Baltimore / Chesapeake Chapter Competition. Aaron Fink, Laura Seaberg and Amy Zhang of the Ingenuity at Roland Park qualified for the state competition.
KAGRO Scholarship Grace Kearney, Joshua Greenspan, Max Frazier and Harrison Lee are the Korean American Grocers Association scholarship recipients.
Maryland Wood Bridge Challenge Ingenuity students took 1st and 3rd places in the Maryland Engineering Challenge for Wood Bridges. 10th grader Nadine Benavides won the contest with a structure that supported over 1300 times its own weight. Classmate Trey Huff came in third with an efficiency score over 900. Trey also earned the award for the lightest structure that satisfied all the rules, his second year in a row! Nadine and Trey will represent the state of Maryland at the International Bridge Building Contest, to be held in April in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Amateur Night at the Apollo Ingenuity at Poly sophomore Keith Davenport won First Place in “Stars of Tomorrow” at the Amateur Night: Super Top Dog. Keith also tied for first place at the May 11 Stars of Tomorrow, won first place at the May 4 Stars of Tomorrow and first place at the April 20th Stars of Tomorrow. The Apollo Theater in New York City is one of the most famous music halls in the United States.
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholar Athlete Competition Grace Kearney was named a Maryland State finalist for the competition: 10 girls and 10 boys were picked out of almost 500 applicants for Maryland.
National Merit Scholarship Program John Beck, Grace Kearney and Michael Tontchev are semifinalists in the 2012 Competition. Matthew Ekey and Max Frazier are Commended Students in the 2012 Program.
Siemens Competition Elias Weston-Farber is the Siemens Competition semifinalist! Elias experimented with yeast transposons. The Siemens Competition recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research.
2010-2011 School Year
Perfect 800 SAT scores Grace Kearney on Math SAT with total score of 2380, Matt Ekey and Edward Samson on Math 2 SAT 2, Stephen Timmel on Math 2 and Physics SAT 2, Michael Tontchev on Chemistry SAT 2 and Jinjie Wu on US History SAT 2.
Future Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins University Joseph Cleary, Matt Ekey, Stephen Timmel and Michael Tontchev have been selected to participate in the Program. Its an opportunity for high school seniors to take Hopkins regularly scheduled university-level mathematics courses for Hopkins credits.
Baltimore Scholars Award 10 Ingenuity seniors received four-year, full-tuition scholarships to the Johns Hopkins University: Camaree Barr, Caryn Carson, James Fulwilwer, Selena Guerrero-Martin, Muhammad Hamza, Justus Jackson, Daniel Jalova, Jonathan McKenzie, and Edward Samson.
Gates Millennium Scholar Ingenuity senior Muhammad Hamza is a 2011 Gates Millennium Scholar. The goal of the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.
National History Day Statewide Competition Caryn Carson won first place in the regional competition and the Award for Excellence in Civic Action and Engagement in the statewide competition.
International Bridge Building Contest (IBBC) The 2011 IBBC was held at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois on April 30, 2011. This year, two teams from Poly were eligible to compete in this competition. Shavonte Brandon and Nadine Benavides, Ingenuity 9th grades, won second place for their entry. Trey Huff, also a 9th grade Ingenuity student, finished in eleventh place. Shavonte’s and Nadine’s bridge had an efficiency score of 3855 (the ratio of the mass supported divided by the mass of the structure itself); Trey’s bridge efficiency in the IBBC event was 2851. Congratulations to our students for their international success at solving this challenge in structural engineering!
The United States Presidential Scholars Program Dana Katzenelson is a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program semifinalist. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.
Maryland Science Olympiad Ingenuity team won 1st place in regional competition, sweeping away all the 1st place medals for more than 10 different events.
The Carson Scholars Fund Abena Apaw, Dylan Balter, Gerardo Camarena, Caryn Carson, Matthew Ekey, Victoria Jennings, Billy Lu, Kerra McKnight, Grace Kearney, and Molly Tunis are Carson Scholars.
Perfect 800 SAT scores Muhammad Hamza and Michael Tontchev scored 800 on Math SAT, and John Beck and Grace Kearney scored 800 on Reading SAT.
AMC 12 Muhammad Hamza, Dana Katzenelson and Lawrence Wang qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME).
Baltimore Science Fair Michael Tontchev won the Grand Prize in Physical Science (“Subject identification in a sentence using plain context-free grammars”). Michael will represent the Greater Baltimore region in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, May 8-13 in Los Angeles. Elias Weston-Farber won 1st place in Biological Sciences. Additional Awards: Michael Tontchev received the Yale Science and Engineering Association Award, the Armed Forces Electronics and Communications Award, National Security Award, the US Army Award for Science and Engineering Excellence and First Place Award from the Baltimore Chapter 1 Physical Science. Edward Sampson received the First Place Award from the Baltimore Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery. Ilenna Jones received the Third Place Award from the US Public Health Service, Surgeon General’s Special Award Certificate.
National Honor Society Thirteen Ingenuity students were inducted to the William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society: Anne Blonder, Gerardo Camarena, Diamonique Clark, Matthew Ekey, Selena Guerrero-Martin, Joshua Greenspan, Muhammad Hamza, Mary Kamos, Grace Kearney, Anna Manalad, Derek Riley, Candice Simmons, Lawrence Wang.
Perfect 800 SAT scores Seniors Muhammad Hamza and Alexander Katona received perfect 800 scores: Mohammad on Chemistry SAT 2 and Alexander on Math SAT.
QuestBridge Scholarship Ingenuity senior Ilenna Jones has been selected for admission to Dartmouth College with a QuestBridge College Match scholarship. This year, 310 finalists were matched with QuestBridge College Match awards with a total of 3 students admitted as Quest Scholars at Dartmouth.
National Achievement Scholarship Program Justus Jackson, Peter Jennings and Jonathan McKenzie are winners in the 2011 Competition. Camaree Barr, Terrell Buckson, Ilenna Jones, Kerra McKnight and Paul Taylor are named Outstanding Participants Referred to Colleges.
National Merit Scholarship Program Dana Katzenelson and Lawrence Wang are the winners, Alexander Katona is a semifinalist. 10 Ingenuity seniors are Commended Students in the 2011 Program: Dan Borgnia, Caryn Carson, James Fulwiler, Selena Guerro-Martin, Mohammad Hamza, Justus Jackson, Peter Jennings, Michael Leung, Edward Samson and Marie Stelmack.
2009-2010 School Year
Five Ingenuity students scored a perfect 800 on SATs: Dana Katzenelson and Edward Samson in Math; Dan Borgnia, Michael Leung, and Lawrence Wang in Reading; Michael Tontchev in Physics.
Ingenuity senior Meagan Reid is the 2010 Gates Millenium Scholar The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the Program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with financial need to reach their highest potential.
2010 Baltimore Scholars Award Award Eight Ingenuity seniors received four-year, full-tuition scholarships to the Johns Hopkins University: Christopher Harris, Wuqiong Fan, Michelle Lampart, Richard McKinnon, Ndubisi Okeke, Megan Reid, Carly Wais, Rebekah Wheatley.
National K-12 Chess Championship A Poly team won the K-12 Unrated Division of the Championship competing against 141 players and 32 teams from 21 states across the nation. In addition, four Poly students took top-10 individual honors. The team brought home five trophies, five plaques, and seven medals. Ingenuity senior William Griffin finished sixth in the nation with 6-0-1 record (with the same number of points as third place).
2010 Baltimore Scholars Award Award Eight Ingenuity seniors received four-year, full-tuition scholarships to the Johns Hopkins University: Christopher Harris, Wuqiong Fan, Michelle Lampart, Richard McKinnon, Ndubisi Okeke, Megan Reid, Carly Wais, Rebekah Wheatley.
Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics Ingenuity at Poly senior Megan Reid won Silver Medal.
National History Day Statewide Competition 2nd Place Individual Performance: Rebekah Wheatley, “Nothing” Is Important. 2nd Place Group Documentary: Anne Blonder, More, Cheaper, Better; The Ford Model T’s Impact on the Assembly Line. 2nd Place Individual Exhibit: Joshua Greenspan, It’s About Time.
Maryland Science Olympiad 16 teams competed in 21 different events at Johns Hopkins University. Ingenuity students won several prizes. Disease Detectives, 1 st place: Anna Manalad & Dana Katzenelson; Write It Do It, 1 st place: Matt Ekey & Michael Tontchev; Chemistry Lab, 2nd place: Ilenna Jones & Muhammad Hamza; Elevated Bridge, 2nd place: Dan Borgnia & Wuqiong Fan; Cell Biology, 3rd place: Saul Wilson & Muhammad Hamza; Ecology, 3rd place: Matt Ekey & Chris Weddle.
The Carson Scholars Fund Caryn Carson, Matt Ekey, Da’Kuawn Johnson, Anna Manalad and Richard McKinnon are Carson Scholars.
National Merit Scholarship Program Wuqiong Fan and Saul Wilson are Finalists and Award Winners.
Maryland Math League Ingenuity team won the first place in the competition with 160 points. St. Albans School was second with 156 points. Rebekah Wheatley received the second highest cumulative score just one point behind the winner. Math League’s High School contest consists of 6 contests each year. Problems draw from a wide range of high school topics. Over 1 million students participate in Math League contests.
2010 Maryland MATHCOUNTS Ingenuity at Roland Park Math Team won 1st place in Baltimore City in a Chapter competition. All team members (Raphael Kargon, Dara Wais, Jack Mountain and Beatrix Edelenbos) were on the list of top 16 scorers. Also our team placed 9th (with 23 teams participating) in Maryland MATHCOUNTS competition.
2010 Baltimore Science Fair Sponsor Awards: 2nd Place, Biological Sciences – Warner Lai. Honorable Mention, Physical Sciences – Dan Borgnia. United States Public Health Service, Distinguished Achievement, 2nd Place Award – Wuqiong Fan. National Society of Black Engineers Achievement Award – Duane Dennis, Michael Leung. National Space Society Certificate of Recognition – Duane Dennis.
Maryland Science Bowl Ingenuity at Roland Park Science Bowl Team Makes Semi-Finals! On Saturday, March 13, nine middle school students led by coach Kathy Bacon competed in the Maryland Regional Middle School Science Bowl Tournament. The Science Bowl is a national competition sponsored by the Department of Energy. Groups of 4 or 5 students compete in a Jeopardy-like, fast paced question and answer format, with toss-ups and bonus questions in topics of math and four types of science–general, earth, physical and life.
Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Poster Presentations: Terrell Buckson – 1st Place, Edward Samson – 2nd Place; Oral Presentations: Caryn Carson – 4th Place. 48 students from across the state were invited to give oral presentations on the results of their research and 45 presented their posters for the poster competition.
AMC 12 Wuqiong Fan and Saul Wilson, Ingenuity at Poly seniors, qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). AMC exams are 25-question, 75-minute multiple-choice tests that cover secondary school mathematics. They feature problems that can be solved with precalculus concepts.
Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education Ingenuity students, teachers and administrators have been selected for recognition by the Advisory Council at their annual reception “Celebrating Gifted and Talented Education.” Chris Harris, Wuqiong Fan and Saul Wilson received a Student Achievement in Gifted and Talented Education award. Dr. Mikhail Goldenberg received an Outstanding Educator – Teachers as Leaders award, and Ingenuity Director Ms. Dolores Costello received an Outstanding Educator – Program Coordinator award.
The Maryland Wood Bridge Challenge 1st Place Overall: Wuqiong Fan. 2nd Place Region, 4th Place Overall: Dan Borgnia. 4th Place Region, 9th Place Overall: Catharine Shipps, Sih Oka-Zeh. Wuqiong Fan advanced to the International Wood Bridge Competition in Philadelphia, PA.
Intel Science Talent Search Wuqiong Fan, an Ingenuity at Poly senior, is a semifinalist of the Intel Science Talent Search! Each of the semifinalists receives $1,000. Poly also receives an award of $1,000 for a semifinalist named in the Intel STS. The award will be used to further support excellence in science, math, and engineering education at Poly. Wuqiong is the fifth Ingenuity student in recent years to be named an Intel semi-finalist
William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society On December 15, 2009 eight Ingenuity students were inducted to the William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society : Selena Guerrero-Martin, Christopher Harris, Mary Kamos, Warner Lai, Anna Manalad, Derek Riley, Lawrence Wang and Ashley Willis.
University of Maryland Mathematics Competition Andrew Clemens is a Baltimore City winner of the Competition (his rank is 45, total participants 2470). This year seven (a record number!) Ingenuity students qualified for Part II of the competition: Andrew Clemens, Illena Jones, Lawrence Wang, Dana Katzenelson, Wuqiong Fan, Saul Wilson and Dan Borgnia. A total of 250 students qualified for Part II.
Siemens Competition Wuqiong Fan, is the Siemens Competition semifinalist! Wuqiong examined the validity of a rheumatoid arthritis cell model for drug screening. The Siemens Competition recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high schoolstudents who are willing to challenge themselves through science research.
Maryland Math League Ingenuity team scored a perfect 30 points in the first contest of the competition. Andrew Clemens, Dana Katzenelson, Lawrence Wang, Rebekah Wheatley and Junjie Wu received the highest possible score. Math League’s High School contest consist of 6 contests each year. Problems draw from a wide range of high school topics. Over 1 million students participate in Math League contests.
Ingenuity alumnus Ellen Perkins (class of 2007), an Environmental science student at Wheaton College, wins $46,500 fellowship. She has been named an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellow. The fellowship is open to students in environmental fields of study. It provides upto $19,250 per year for the students’ juniorand senior year and $8,000 for internship support. The internship may be fulfilled at an Environmental Protection Agency facility anywhere in the United States. Just 25 undergraduate students around the country were awarded the fellowship.
2008-2009 School Year
Eight Ingenuity students scored a perfect 800 on SATs: Lawrence Wang, Andrew Clemens, Carly Wais and Rebekah Wheatley received a perfect 800 score on Math SAT. Also a perfect 800 score received: Dan Borgnia in Physics, Carly Wais in Writing, Caryn Carson, Dana Katzenelson and Saul Wilson in Reading. Dana Katzenelson received a perfect composite score on ACT.
FIRST Robotics Chesapeake Regional Competition Ingenuity freshman Elias Weston-Farber was a member of Poly’s Robotics Team which was recognized as the overall winner of the competition among 59 teams from New Hampshire to the Carolinas and even as far as Great Britain. Their robot received the Motorola Quality Award for the best built robot. In mid-April, the team competed at the National FIRST Robotics Competition in Atlanta.
National History Day (Statewide Competition) 1st Place, Individual Exhibit: Dana Katzenelson, Philip G. Zimbardo: The Stanford Prison Experiment and Beyond. 2nd Place, Individual Documentary: Nathan Rehr, Sargent Shriver: From Idealism to Institution. 2nd Place, Group Documentary: Jeanie Lai, Warner Lai, Eboni Lightener: Nature Trail to Hope: John Muir’s Quest for Environmental Justice. These students will represened the state of Maryland at the National competition June 14-18, 2009 in College Park.
Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award Annabel Boeke and Hannah Bands have been named Maryland Distinguished Scholars by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The Program honors Maryland high school juniors for superior academic achievement
Gates Millenium Scholar Ingenuity senior Teno Boone is a 2009 Gates Millenium Scholar . Teeno is one of the four scholars from the Baltimore City Public Schools. The goal of the Bill Gates scholarship is to reduce financial barriers to higher education for minority groups. The Bill Gates Foundation provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education.
Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition Ingenuity senior Hannah Bands has been selected as a national finalist in the 6th annual YES Competition, one of the nation’s most prestigious and influential high school science competitions. She was one of the 60 national semifinalists who attended the YES final event held in Washington D.C., April 17-20, 2009. Her project, “The Effects of Asian American Mothers’ Marital Relationship Quality and Depression on Child Social Outcomes,” ranked in the top twelve and provided a $15,000 scholarship. The project was inspired by her work with a Korean immigrant population in the Baltimore City area. The YES Scholars Competition for original student research is designed to inspire talented students to investigate the many behavioral, biological, environmental, and social factors that affect health and, based upon this knowledge, to identify ways to improve the health of the public. The YES Competition awards up to 120 college scholarships each year to high school juniors and seniors who conduct outstanding research projects that apply epidemiological methods of analysis to a health-related issue.
Frederick Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum Forum Ingenuity juniors Rebekah Adelstein, Chasidy Lowe, Carly Wais and Poly junior Sharon Anaba presented their documentary on Isaac Myers, “The Early Struggle for City Rights in Baltimore: Lessons Learned from the Past,” at the Frederick Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum on April 18, 2009. The Forum commemorated the 100 anniversary of the NAACP. Isaac Myers’s represented an example of the anticipation with which most of black Baltimore viewed the end of slavery and legal inequality in the U.S. Myers stood near the center of a leadership cadre charged with shaping the conversion not only from slavery to freedom, but from free people to equal citizen. Social work, political activism, entrepreneurship, inter-racial cooperation, intra-community networking, represented the vehicles for meeting this charge.
The Carson Scholars Fund Ingenuity freshman Gerardo Camarena is a Carson Scholar.
It’s Academic Ingenuity team has reached the semi-finals: Lawrence Wang, Rebekah Wheatley and Saul Wilson. The finals was telecast in May, 2009.
Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Oral Presentations: 2nd Place- Kayleigh Horst, 3rd Place- Joseph Schwartz, 4th Place- Ebony Ashby-Bey. Over 30 students from across the state were invited to give oral presentations on the results of their research projects in science, mathematics and engineering. Kayleigh Horst represented the state of Maryland at the 47th National JSHS, held at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado from April 29 to May 3, 2009. Joe Schwartz and Ebony Ashby-Bey were also invited to attend the national event as non-competing student delegates. Poster Competition: 1st Place – Chasidy Lowe, 2nd Place – Megan Reid, 3rd Place – Duane Dennis. As the winner of the poster competition, Chasidy Lowe was also invited to attend the national event as non-competing student delegate. David Nelson, Ingenuity Research Coordinator, was given a special award as the teacher who had the largest number of students giving oral presentations (12 of 33 presenters were Ingenuity students).
2009 Baltimore Science Fair Sponsor Awards : Duane Dennis won the Honorable mention in Division I Physical Science, Corrine Gasiorowski – Honorable mention in Division I Biological Science. Special Awards: Ariel Bowers – first place award from the National Space Society; and a certificate of achievement from the United States Air Force, Duane Dennis – US Army Award and a certificate; Division I Physical Sciences Allen Davis Memorial Award; and a certificate of achievement from the National Security Agency Mathematics Education Partnership Program. Corrine Gasiorowski – United States Public Health Service Surgeon General’s Award. Chris Harris – United States Public Health Service Surgeon General’s Award. Leah Maurer – first place Division I Biological Sciences Allen Davis Memorial Award and a certificate of achievement from the United States Army. Jasmen Rice – United States Public Health Service Surgeon General’s Award. Joseph Schwartz – outstanding project certificate from the American Psychological Association.
National History Day (Regional Competition) Group Documentary: Warner Lai, Eboni Lightener – 1st place; Individual Documentary: Anna Manalad – 1st place, Nathan Rehr- 2nd place; Group Exhibit: Kennard Brown, Melissa Khare – 2nd place; Individual Exhibit: Dana Katzenelson – 1st place; Paper: Dan Borgnia – 2nd place; Individual Performance: Rebekah Wheatley – 1st place, Jaime Starkey-El- 2nd place; Website: Kayla Felix, Derick Riley – 2nd place.
Young Epidemiology Scholars ( YES ) competition Ingenuity senior Hannah Bands has been selected as a regional finalist . She will attend the YES final event to be held in Washington D.C. on April 17-20, 2009. Senior Jasmen Rice is a YES semifinalist. Congratulations to Hannah and Jasmen! Up to 60 students advance to the regional finals and receive an expense-paid trip to the YES national event in Washington, D.C. to compete with other students in their region. Regional finalists are judged on the basis of their written Research Reports, as well as an oral presentation and question-and-answer session. Forty-eight of the regional finalists receive scholarship awards, and 12 regional finalists move on to compete in the National Finals
AMC 12 Dana Katzenelson, Ingenuity at Poly sophomore, is the school winner. With the score of 99.0, she qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME).
Maryland Wood Bridge Challenge Bridges built by Ingenuity teams at the finished in 2nd , 3rd and 4th place. The 2nd and 3rd place bridges were built by 11th grader Wuqiong Fan and 10th grader Dan Borgnia. The 4th place bridge was built by 9th graders Michael Tontchev, Diamonique Clark and Max Frazier. Dan Borgnia won the 1st place in the Lightest Bridge category. Wuqiong and Dan represented the state of Maryland at the International Wood Bride Challenge, held in Bellingham, Washington on April 25, 2009.
National Merit Scholarship Program Hanna Bands ia a National Merit Scholar finalist.
William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society On December 4, 2008 eleven Ingenuity students were inducted to the William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society : Duane Dennis, Jackson Frazier, Corrine Gasiorowski, Melissa Khare, Natalie Neil, Zachary Paesani, Brea Parrish, Megan Reid, Jasmen Rice, Shamia Stewart, Junjie Wu.
Baltimore Scholars Award Nine Ingenuity seniors received a four-year, full-tuition scholarship at the Johns Hopkins University: Hannah Bands, Teno Boone, Ariel Bowers, Kayleigh Horst, Erica Johnson, Michael Lampart, Nathan Rehr, Joseph Schwartz and Christian Wisner-Carlson.
Maryland Science Olympiad On Saturday, March 28, Ingenuity at Poly participated in the Maryland Science Olympiad at Johns Hopkins University. A team of fifteen freshmen, sophomores and juniors participated in 24 events and earned 49 medals. The Ingenuity Team took first place in the high school AA division. The team included Abena Apaw, John Beck, Dan Borgnia, Ursula Edelenbos, Matthew Ekey, Wuqiong Fan, Hannah Freedman, Kwame Harris, Peter Jennings, Jazmin Jurkewicz, Dana Katzenelson, Grace Kearney, Anna Manalad, Michael Tontchev and Saul Wilson. The Maryland Science Olympiad is a “hands-on” K-12 science program including rigorous academic interscholastic tournaments. The 46 tournament events are balanced between biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and technology. Finalists of the Maryland State Science Olympiad Tournament hosted by the Johns Hopkins University are invited to participate in the National Science Olympiad tournament.
Toshiba/NSTA* ExploraVision Ingenuity sophomores Terrell Buckson, Emily Frias and Brandon Johnson have been selected by the judges to receive an Honorable Mention Award for their project “An Examination of Robot Technology.” The Honorable Mention award placed our team’s project among the top 10% of all ExploraVision entries submitted to the competition this year. Only three high school projects from Maryland earned this recognition. Only six projects from the thousands submitted are picked as national finalists *NSTA: National Science Teachers Association
University of Maryland Mathematics Competition 2474 students took the Part 1 Exam scoring from a high of 100 to -44 (the median score was 18). Wuqiong Fan, Baltimore City winner , qualified for Part 2 with the score of 68. His rank is 44. Saul Wilson, Joseph Schwartz and Lawrence Wang scored above 40. A total of 245 students qualified for Part II.
Maryland Math League Ingenuity team scored a perfect 30 points in the first contest of the competition. Hanna Bands, Andrew Clemens, Wuqiong Fan, Lawrence Wang and Saul Wilson received the highest possible score. Math League’s High School contest consist of 6 contests each year, with 6 questions per contest. Problems draw from a wide range of high school topics: geometry, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, series, sequences, exponents, roots, integers, real numbers, combinations, probability, coordinate geometry, and more. Over 1 million students participate in Math League contests.
Siemens Competition Ariel Bowers, an Ingenuity at Poly senior, is the Siemens Competition semifinalist! The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school.
NPR Radio NPR reporter Claudio Sanchez interviewed Dr. Goldenberg: more than a million students take the SAT every year, but fewer than 1 percent score a perfect 2400 on the college entrance exam. So what goes into acing the SAT? Dr. Goldenberg discussed why Ingenuity has had a remarkable rate of SAT success. The interview was broadcast on August 26, 2008.
Ingenuity graduate Danielle Miller (class of 2007) has published an article (with co-authors) in Nature , one of the most respected international journals of science: Burke, K.A., Franz, T.M., Miller, D.N., Schoenbaum, G. The Role of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in the Pursuit of Happiness and More Specific Rewards. Vol. 454, ( 2008). Danielle Miller’s mentor was Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum at the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
2007-2008 School Year
Baltimore Community Foundation Dominique Duval won 2008 Artemis and Walter H. Feldman scholarships, Lena Harris and Davis Lai won 2008 Walter H. Feldman scholarships.
Math SAT Ingenuity freshman Lawrence Wang scored a perfect 800 on math SAT. Also a perfect 800 score received: junior Annabel Boeke in reading and writing, junior Hannah Bands in reading and senior Shauna Linn in writing.
Channel 2 teen reporter Lauren Robinson interviewed Ingenuity at Poly students Eboni Lightner, Dominique Duval, David Lai and Shauna Linn. The interview was broadcast on May 31.
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Ingenuity at Poly senior Shauna Linn won two awards at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta, Georgia. She won the First Place Award from Psy Chi (the Psychology Honor Society) and ISEF’s Second Place Award in the category of Behavioral Sciences. Congratulations Shauna! The Intel ISEF began in 1950 as a means of encouraging pre-college students to conduct scientific research. It has grown in size and prestige to become the crowning achievement in the U.S., and internationally, in high school science competitions. The Intel ISEF 2008 in Atlanta, GA, brought together over 10,000 people from over 45 countries, including 1,500 of the brightest young minds nationally and internationally.
Maryland Public Television (MPT) 2008 Vision Honors Award The Ingenuity Project is a recipient of the Maryland Public Television (MPT) 2008 Vision Honors Award. Dr. Gary Pastenack, President of the Ingenuity Board of Directors, and Dolores Costello, Ingenuity Director, received “Miss Jean” Worthley Award for Service to Families and Children at the second annual Vision Honors Banquet. To commemorate the contributions of individuals who have enriched and influenced the lives of children and families, the “Miss Jean” Worthley Award was created in 2007 in honor of MPT’s Jean Worthley, star of MPT’s beloved Hodgepodge Lodge legendary children’s television show. The award was presented by Jean Worthley and Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo. April 2008 Maryland State Science Olympiad The Roland Park Science Olympiad team comprised of Ingenuity students brought home 20 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and 8 bronze medals and placed 2nd in the Junior High division grades 6-9.
First place events included Science Word, done by Xander Katona and Anna Manalad, former Roland Park students and current Ingenuity freshman at Poly; Anatomy with Abena Apaw, Blaine Steiner, and Amber Fortman; Bio-Process Lab with Anna Manalad and Xander Katona; Disease Detective with William Cameron and Nava Richter; Meteorology with Xander Katona, Anna Manalad, Ursula Edelenbos, and Jazmin Jurkiewicz; Metric Mastery with Micheal Tontchev and John Beck; Oceanography with Abena Apaw and Harrison Lee; Simple Machines with Abena Apaw, Joey Cusimano and Jazmin Jurkiewicz; Write it Do It with Harrison Lee and Will Cameron.. Students were supported, encouraged, and transported at unbelievable hours by incredibly dedicated parents and their Coaches Deirdre Lindsey and Kathy Bacon.
National History Day (Maryland Competition) Ingenuity at Poly students did great: Michail Denchev won the 1st Place in the Senior Web Sites category. Anne Juan won the 2nd place in the Senior Individual Documentaries Category. Jeanie Lai and Michael Lampart received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Award. National History Day, is the nations’ leading history education program for students in grades six through twelve. Maryland’s History Day Program is the state component of National History Day. During the school year more than 600,000 students, including several thousand in Maryland, engaged in extensive, independent research of historical materials to prepare original museum-type exhibits, dramatic performances, documentaries, and papers related to a national theme.
Maryland State Department of Education Recognition Award Michael Tontchev, Ingenuity 8th-grader at Roland Park, received a Maryland State Department of Education 2007-08 Recognition Award.
Maryland Math League Ingenuity team won a third place in the 2007-08 Maryland Math League contest, and Joel Wheatley received the highest cumulative score at Poly. Math League’s High School contest consist of 6 contests each year, with 6 questions per contest. Problems draw from a wide range of high school topics: geometry, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, series, sequences, exponents, roots, integers, real numbers, combinations, probability, coordinate geometry, and more. Over 1 million students participate in Math League contests each year.
Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) Ingenuity junior Jasmen Rice won a Gold Medal in Medicine and Health at Senior Dominique Duval and junior Ariel Bowers won silver medals in Medicine and Health and in Earth and Space Sciences respectively. Junior Ebony Ashby-Bey won Bronze in Engineering.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Ingenuity senior David Lai won the NSBE Award for his project, “Characterization of Genomic Instability in SCSI Mutants Yields Insight into Cancer Biology.” The NSBE Pre-College Initiative Program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. It helps the students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork.
Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Oral Research Presentations: 2nd place – David Lai, Characterization of Genomic Instability in sgs1 Mutants Yields Insight into Cancer Biology; Poster Presentations: 1st place – Tyrone Howard, GFP Tagging the Master Cell Type Regulatory Gene regA; 2nd place – Christian Wisner-Carlson, Public Key Cryptography; 3rd place – Reema Sharma, NeuroAIDS: The Basics of HIV Dementia. David Lai and Tyrone Howard advanced to the National JSHS competition in Orlando FL, held April 30 – May 4.
2008 Baltimore Science Fair Ingenuity students performed well: Ingenuity at Poly senior Shauna Linn won the Grand Prize in Biological Sciences and the American Society for Quality for Use of Statistical Analysis Award. Senior David Lai won the National Society of Black Engineers Award. Tyrone Howard, Poly senior and former Ingenuity student at Roland Park, won Honorable Mention in Division One Biological Sciences and the United States Army Excellence in Research Award. Shauna will go to theIntel International Science and
Engineering Fair in Atlanta, Georgia, in May, 2008.
Science Bowl competition Two Roland Park Middle School Science Bowl Teams competed in the regional competition. Team one consisted of all 8th graders: Micheal Tontchev, Lydia Cornett, John Beck, and Abena Apaw. Team 2 included 8th graders Alonzo Hellerbach and Harrison Lee, with 7th graders: Blaine Steiner, Nathan Greene, and Ned Pollard. Team one placed 2nd overall, and.team two placed 3rd. The competition consisted of a quiz bowl style tournament and hydrogen fuel cell car race. Our teams have been practicing and designing their cars
since October in preparation for the tournament.
The Carson Scholars Fund Ingenuity students Carly Wais and Matthew Ekey are Carson Scholars. The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. is a non-profit charity that was founded in 1994, by Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy, to recognize and reward students in grades 4-11 who strive for academic excellence (3.75 GPA or higher) and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community.
Inaugural VEX Robotics World Championship The Inaugural VEX Robotics World Championship hosted 91 high school and middle school teams from Brazil, Canada, China, Great Britain, Korea, Singapore, Taipei and the United States for two days of non-stop and pulse-pounding matches. Ingenuity senior Benjamin Bakkegard placed 7th internationally and 2nd nationally in the competition.
The FIRST Robotics Competition Top 25% Finish in Chesapeake region: Ingenuity seniors Benjamin Bakkegard, Fred Dory and Nick Keller.
Maryland Woodbridge Competition Ingenuity freshmen Anne Blonder and Natalie Ferrone placed 3rd in the region and 7th overall.
University of Maryland Mathematics Competition 2470 students took the Part 1 Exam scoring from a high of 96 to -44 (the median score was 18). Ingenuity students who qualified for Part 2: Michail Denchev – Baltimore City winner, Wuqiong Fan, Joel Wheatley, Christian Wisner-Carlson, Saul Wilson.
AIME – American Invitational Mathematics Exam Three Ingenuity at Poly students, the winners of AMC 12, qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam: Joel Wheatley (12th grade, 100.5 points), Wuqiong Fan (10th grade, 99.0 points) and Michael Mountain (12th grade, 99.0 points).
National Merit Scholarship Program Morgan Carrington – National Achievement Finalist, Michael Mountain – National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.
The State of Maryland Distinguished Scholars Ingenuity at Poly senior Shauna Linn is the State of Maryland Distinguished Scholar in recognition of demonstrated excellence as an exceptional Maryland high school student. Senior Trang Vu has achieved the status of semifinalist.
USA Bio Olympiad Ingenuity at Poly senior, Shauna Linn, is a USA Bio Olympiad semifinalist. She is among the top 500 participants nationwide eligible to take the Semifinal Exam. The 2008 USA Biology Olympiad Open Exam was very difficult, designed to challenge even the most gifted biology students.
Science Olympiad Invitational Ingenuity students from Roland Park participated in Science Olympiad Invitational held January 26, 2008 at George Washington University in Washington DC. The mission of the Science Olympiad is to promote student interest in science and to improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the United States. Competitions in 50 events included a series of team events. The events were aligned with the National Science Standards and balanced among the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. The competitions required knowledge of science concepts, process skills and science applications. Teams reached the national tournament after winning local, regional and state competitions throughout the United States.
Micheal Tontchev and John Beck with official preparing for “Scarmbler”
Siemens Competition David Lai, an Ingenuity at Poly senior, is the Siemens Competition semifinalist! The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school.
Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor conference Megan Reid, Ingenuity at Poly sophomore, was invited to speak at the Regional Student Panel of the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor conference, ” Base Realignment and Closure: Transformation of the Regional Workforce.” The Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC) is a regional partnership among Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore Counties, Baltimore City, and Aberdeen Proving Ground. CSSC is at the leading edge of regionalism developing the collaborative and cooperative teamwork necessary to succeed. It offers an array of recreational, intellectual, and cultural activities in the Heart of the Mid-atlantic. Hundreds of miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline, dynamic town centers, traditional and new neighborhoods, waterfront communities, and historic districts are minutes away from thriving urban centers. The region’s energetic lifestyle provides wealth of opportunities and amenities for exploration and entertainment, including major league sports, Broadway Productions, exciting night life, nationally renowned museums, pristine beaches, and world-class golf courses.
2006-2007 School Year
Black Professional Men, Inc. (BPM) On June 16th, BPM honored three Ingenuity seniors, Brandon Demory, Brandon Jones and Jerimiah Cross, as new BPM Scholars for 2007. The young men are taking yet another step in their future to enter college. The Rays of Hope Awards are given to outstanding African-American men who have excelled in their professions, and who serve as role models to younger Black men and boys. Awards are given in the categories of education, government, medicine, business, religion, and community and charitable services. The Rays of Hope Breakfast allows Black Professional Men to give young African-American Men, from the Baltimore area, emotional and financial support, in their higher educational pursuit.
Maryland Science Center, Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship
Ingenuity at Poly senior Lynna Nguyen is a recipient of the 2007 Maryland Science Center Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship.
Mathematics SAT Ingenuity at Poly juniors Anne Juan and Michael Mountain scored a perfect 800 on Math SAT 2; senior Aaron Jones is the first Ingenuity student to score a perfect 800 on SAT 2 US History Exam!
Maryland Math League Ingenuity team won a second place in the 2006-07 Maryland Math League contest, and Joel Wheatley with 31 cumulative points (out of 36) is #8 on the list of high scoring students.
Maryland History Day Ingenuity at Poly students did great in the Maryland History Day contest. Shauna Linn, Lynna Nguyen, Theohariti Sevdalis, and Gregory Rossman took 1st place in the Senior Group Documentary category for their project – J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Man of Science, A Soul in Turmoil. Tamara Elashvili took 1st place in Senior Individual Performance for her play Our Land of Israel Our Golda. This is the second top honor for Tamara who was part of the 1st place Group Performance team from last year. Additionally, Jackee Okoli earned a special prize for Women’s History, which was presented by the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland College Park. Jackee’s Individual Documentary was entitled In the Name of Honor: The Tragedy of Honor Killings in Modern Pakistan. National History Day is an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events. This year-long educational program fosters academic achievement and intellectual growth. In addition to acquiring useful historical knowledge and perspective while developing entries and competing in a series of district, state and national contests, students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills that will help them manage and use information now and in the future.
Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Presenters: Ingenuity at Poly students Taylor Beckham, Emma Call, Laura Carson, Rohan Hughes, Rachel McCandliss and Danielle Miller.
Maryland Wood Bridge Challenge Ingenuity at Poly students did great! 1st Place – Chris Harris and Wuqiong Fan, 2nd Place – Christopher Lowe, Terica McClain and Rebecca Adelstein.
4th Annual Johns Hopkins University Physics Fair 5 Ingenuity at Roland Park students received honorable mention awards at the 4th Annual Johns Hopkins University Physics Fair. They also received books from Barnes and Noble. Different demonstration sections were set up in areas such as electricity, mechanics and magnetism. Students watched demonstrations and participated in experiments in these specific areas while listening to the demonstrator’s explanations of the physics involved. The fair included Physics Challenge and Physics Bowl competitions.
Toshiba/NSTA* ExploraVision Ingenuity sophomores Hannah Bands, Annabel Boeke and Saliou Ndao have been selected by the judges to receive a 2007 Toshiba/NSTA* ExploraVision Honorable Mention Award for their idea of a futuristic energy platform called Helianthus Potentia. The Honorable Mention award placed our team’s project among the top 10% of all ExploraVision entries submitted to the competition this year. Our students ware commended for a job well done in demonstrating innovative thinking in their exploration of science and its impact on technology and the future. *NSTA: National Science Teachers Association
Baltimore Science Fair Ingenuity students awarded prizes at the 2007 Baltimore Science Fair: Certificate of Outstanding Achievement for Ability and Creativity, The Society for In Vitro Biology: David Lai; Outstanding Science & Engineering Award, United States Air Force: Alex Jansson; Honorable Mention, United States Public Health Service, Medicine & Health: Danielle Weissman.
USA Bio Olympiad Ingenuity at Poly senior, Danielle Weissman, is a USA Bio Olympiad semifinalist. She is among the top 500 participants nationwide eligible to take the Semifinal Exam.
Morgan State Science, Mathematics and Engineering Fair, Junior Division Ingenuity at Roland Park 8th-graders won all three places for engineering and first place for Team Project, Mount Royal’s Ilenna Jones won 3rd place in the physics category, and many more: Engineering: 1st place: Adam Starkey, 2nd place John Beck , 3rd place: Peter Jennings; Biological Science: 2nd place: Nava Rastegar; Physical Science: 2nd place Meya Garrison, 3rd place: Ilenna Jones; Team Competition: 1st place: Alexander Katona, Paul Taylor; US Army Honorable Mention: Kweku Parker, Nava Rastegar, Tyasia Velines ; Us Army Award: Adam Starkey; Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association Award: 1st place: Adam Starkey; US Navy Science Award: John Beck; Outstanding Student Award, US Department of Health and Human Services: Hannah Freedman; Women Engineers Award: Emily Cross-Barnett; A medal for excellence in science and technology from the Navy: Ilenna Jones
Emma Call, Intel Science Talent Search 2007 winner! The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition, announced that Ingenuity Project senior Emma Call is a 10 th place winner among the nation’s most talented your scientists. Emma Call is Baltimore’s first woman to win the coveted prize, and she earned a $20,000 scholarship for her work. The Ingenuity Project’s students have been named Intel winners in each of the past three years. Prior to this winning streak, Baltimore Public School students had not placed in the competition since 1958. In 2005, Ingenuity student Ryan Harrison was a winner in the competition, placing fifth overall nationally, the first student from a Baltimore City Public School to achieve such distinction since 1958. In 2006, Abe Davis placed seventh nationwide.
Emma Call, STS 2007 winner
Science Bowl Roland Park Middle School Science Team consisting of Ingenuity 7th graders placed 2nd at the regional Science Bowl competition. The team included Michael Tonchev (captain), John Beck, Lydia Cornett, Doriya Bolton, and Hayley Webb; coaches: Kathy Bacon and Deirdre Lindsey. The games were held at the University of Maryland’s Patriots Technology Center and included 8 teams from across Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Maryland State Advisory Council Emma Call, Ingenuity senior, David Nelson, Ingenuity at Poly Research Coordinator, and Dr. David Gracias, Emma’s mentor, were awarded citations by the Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education. They were among those lauded for their worthy contributions as outstanding students and educators working with special populations in gifted education. Emma was awarded in recognition of her achievements in gifted education, and David was recognized for his contribution as educator in developing talents of Maryland students in gifted education.
American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) Three Ingenuity at Poly students, the winners of AMC 12, qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam: Michael Mountain (102.0 points), Christian Wisner-Carlson (100.5 points) and Joel Wheatley (97.5 points). Christian Wisner-Carlson received a Young Student Certificate of Achievement score 90+. Annabel Boeke is an AMC 10 School Winner.
Maryland MATHCOUNTS Ingenuity at Roland Park Math Team placed 1st in Baltimore City and 3rd in Maryland MATHCOUNTS competition with Lawrence Wang as top scorer on the team. Two Ingenuity math teams, Roland Park and Mt. Royal, participated in MATHCOUNTS, which is a national mathematics competition for sixth, seventh and eight grade students with the purpose of increasing enthusiasm for and enhancing achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. Developed in 1983 as the first nationwide program of its kind, MATHCOUNTS combines the efforts of volunteers, educators, industry sponsors, the government and the technology community to promote math excellence among middle school students. The winning team: Abina Apaw, Caryn Carson, Alexander Katona, Lawrence Wang, Michael Tontchev, coaches Yelena Schwartz and Maya Spicinetskiy.
University of Maryland Mathematics Competition Ingenuity junior Michael Mountain is a winner of the University of Maryland Math Competition in the City of Baltimore. There were 264 participants in the State of Maryland who qualified for Part 2 of the contest and 4 of them were Ingenuity at Poly students Michael Mountain, Joel Wheatley, Michael Denchev and Lynna Ngueyen. Ingenuity at Poly placed 9th overall in the contest out of more than 2500 schools!
Intel Science Talent Search Emma Call, the Ingenuity at Poly senior, is a finalist of the Intel Science Talent Search! 40 finalists were chosen from 300 semifinalists. There were total 1,705 entrants from all over the country representing 486 schools. Emma’s project, entitled “Self-Assembling, Three Dimensional Microcontainers for Cell Encapsulation,” utilizes micro-engineering to create 200 micron metallic cubes. These microcontainers she has fabricated may be used to encapsulate foreign cell lines that will be implanted into the body and release genes, insulin, or hormones someone’s body is unable to produce. Each of the semifinalists receives $1,000. Poly also receives an award of $1,000 for a semifinalist named in the Intel STS. The award will be used to further support excellence in science, math, or engineering education at Poly. Each of the finalists receives $5,000 and a notebook computer. Emma is the fourth Ingenuity student in three years to be named an Intel semi-finalist and the third to be named a finalist.
Maryland Math League 8 Ingenuity at Poly students solved all the problems with a perfect score in a Maryland Math League, High School Contest 3 on January 9, 2007.
William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society On December 7, 2006 ten Ingenuity students were inducted to the William R. King Chapter of the National Honor Society
Math SAT Ingenuity at Poly senior Gregory Rossman scored a perfect 800 on Math SAT 2
Siemens Westinghouse Competition Emma Call, an Ingenuity at Poly senior, is the Siemens Westinghouse Competition semifinalist! The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects they complete in high school.
2005-2006 School Year
June – September 2006
Maryland National History Day Ingenuity senior Renae Mitchell placed first in the Senior Papers category at the Maryland National History Day Competition. Seniors Sam Hudnet and Justin Tibbels placed second in the Senior Group Documentaries at the State History Day Competition. Senior Jerusa Contee placed third in the same category and won the award for Best Ethics Issue with her project.
The Young Naturalist Awards competition Ingenuity at Poly senior Justin Tibbels won The Young Naturalist Awards competition for the 12th Grade Division. Justin recieved $2,500 from the American Museum of Natural History and his paper and an interview was posted on the web. The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based essay contest for students in grades 7-12 to promote excellence in science and communication. Students write about an expedition they took, either on a class field trip, in a summer program, in their own backyards, or through the lens of a telescope. Essays relate to the natural sciences of biology, earth science, or astronomy and include observations, data, and artwork. Judges look for sound science and a personal voice.
57th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Ingenuity junior Emma Call places 4th in Egineering at the 57th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Emma competed with almost 1500 students from 47 countries in Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The projects were judged by the posters, scientific procedures, and applications. Emma received a 500 dollar cash prize for taking 4th in the Engineering category. It was a great experience for her. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together students from many nations and provides an opportunity for the best young scientists from around the globe to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge science projects, and compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships and scientific field trips. It is one of the most prestigious international science competitions.
National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors Ingenuity alumnus Ryan Harrison, 2005 Intel winner, is inducted into the National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors in Akron, Ohio. Each year 6 students nationwide are inducted, and Ryan is one of the six. He got a beautiful solid brass sextant. It allows explorers to chart new horizons, in this case symbolically, of course. Along with the sextant Ryan received an engraved nautical compass, artwork and a $5,000 US savings bond.
Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition Ingenuity senior Molly Broache have been selected to compete in the third annual YES Competition. She is one of only 60 chosen to advance to this level of competition out of nearly 700 entries submitted by the students from across the country. Molly won a $2,000 scholarship as a regional finalist.
Junior Science and Humanities National Symposium Emma Call represented Maryland at the 2006 Junior Science and Humanities National Symposium in Albuquerque, NM, on April 25.
Robotic System Challenge Juniors Deitrick Franklin and Maria Bernier won the “Petite Slalom” at the Robotic System Challenge at Johns Hopkins University. The Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology held a robotic competition based on the Boebot, a two-wheel autonomous robot. Deitrick and Maria took the first prize for the “Petite Slalom” event and earned a camera and a printer kit.
Physics Bowl at the John Hopkins University Physics Fair Roland Park 6th-grader Matt Ekay won second place in the 5th through 8th grade Physics Bowl at the John Hopkins University Physics Fair. MARCH 2006
Baltimore Science Fair Ingenuity students performed incredibly well at the 2006 Baltimore Science Fair winning both of the Grand Prizes: – Grand Prize in Biological Sciences: Nahathai (Ploy) Srivali – Grand Prize in Physical Sciences: Emma Call Our Grand Prize winners went to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Indianapolis in May – First Place in Physical Sciences: Myers (Abe) Davis Awards and winners in each category include the following Ingenuity students: National Security Administration: James Keene, Abe Davis; United States Office of Naval Research: Abe Davis, Emma Call; Unites States Coast Guard Logistics Division: Emma Call, Laura Carson; National Society of Black Engineers: James Keene, Emma Call; US Army Certificate: Emma Call, James Keene; Yale Science and Engineering Award: Emma Call; Mu Alpha Theta Award: James Keene; Scientific American Award: Abe Davis; American Society of Materials: Emma Call
Myers (Abe) Davis, Intel Science Talent Search 2006 winner Myers competed against the best from across the country and won a $20,000 scholarship coming in 7th place at the Intel, the ‘Nobel Prize’ of high school students! His project was judged seventh among those of 1,558 students who competed, representing 486 high schools in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and an overseas school.
Myers Davis, the Ingenuity at Poly senior, is presenting his project at the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Intel winners with the President George W. Bush. Abe is in the top row to the left of the President.
Six previous Intel winners went on to become Nobel laureates, three received the National Medal of Science, and 10 are fellows of the MacArthur Foundation.
American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) The following Ingenuity at Poly students qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME): Myers Davis, Owen Hill, Brandon Jones, Matthew Katona, Jack Kearns, James Keene, Jacob Mallott, Michael Mountain, Lynna Nguyen, Gregory Rossman, Nahathai Srivali, Danielle Weissman, and Joel Wheatley. The AIME is intended to provide further challenge and recognition to the high school students in North America who have exceptional mathematical ability. The AIME provides the exceptional students who are invited to take it with yet another opportunity to challenge their mathematical abilities. Like all examinations, it is but a means towards furthering mathematical development and interest. The real value of the examination is in the learning that can come from the preparation beforehand and from further thought and discussion of the solutions.
National Academic League Team Roland Park’s National Academic League Team captured first place in the Baltimore City championship and placed fourth nationally among all junior high and middle schools, and was the only middle school in the country to make the top four!
Maryland MATHCOUNTS Ingenuity at Roland Park Team placed 4th in Maryland MATHCOUNTS competition. Two Ingenuity math teams participated in MATHCOUNTS, which is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in the United States.
After several months of coaching, participating schools select students to compete individually or as part of a team in one of the more than 500 written and oral competitions held nationwide and in U.S. schools overseas. Winners at the local level proceed to state competitions, where the top 4 Mathletes and top coach earn the right to represent their state or territory at the national level. At all levels, MATHCOUNTS challenges students’ math skills, develops their self-confidence and rewards them for their achievements.
Intel Science Talent (STS) Search Myers (Abe) Davis, the Ingenuity at Poly senior, is a finalist of the Intel Science Talent Search! Myers Davis presented a project titled “Bounding Sphere Images: a Parametric Bounding Volume Hierarchy for Collision Detection on the CPU.” He developed a more accurate way to use a graphic processing unit to perform a physical simulation, best suited for video game designers and architects. Owen Hill’s project, “Determining the Best Live Show: a Sociological Study of Rock Concerts,” is an unusual mix of math, physics and music. Myers Davis and Owen Hill, Ingenuity at Poly seniors, are the Intel STS semifinalists!
Mathematics SAT Jack Kearns, Jacob Mallott and Nahathai Srivali scored a perfect 800 on the mathematics SAT.
2004 – 2005 School Year
Siemens Westinghouse Competition Myers Davis, an Ingenuity at Poly senior, is the Siemens Westinghouse Competition semifinalist! Three Ingenuity seniors receive early decision and tuition scholarships ($30,140) to Johns Hopkins University
Ingenuity senior Ryan Harrison is the winner in the Intel Science Talent Search!!! Ryan receiving award
Recently selected as an Intel finalist, Ingenuity senior Ryan Harrison placed 5th overall, in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search. Ryan competeted against the best and brightest from across the nation for this award, which is often dubbed the “Nobel Prize” of high schoolers.
Ingenuity senior selected as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search!
Ingenuity at Poly senior, Ryan Harrison, has been selected as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, often considered the “junior Nobel Prize”. He is one of only a few dozen high school seniors selected nationwide from 1,600 entrants. Ryan Harrison attended Ingenuity at Roland Park Middle School before entering Poly. Submitted Title: A novel approach to modeling pH-sensitive regions within proteins Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Gray, JHU, Homewood, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Luncheon celebrating Ryan Harrison’s being an Intel semifinalist Ingenuity at Poly Senior Research Seminar students. To celebrate Ryan Harrison’s semifinalist ranking in the Intel Science Talent Search, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Costa hosted a luncheon at the Hopkins Club on January 19, 2005.
FUTURE CITY COMPETITION (middle school competition) On Saturday, January 28, 2005, the Maryland Regional Future City Competition was held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Sixteen teams from across the state entered the competition, which consisted of four parts: a computer simulation, a 3-D model of a futuristic city, an essay and an oral presentation. Roland Park Middle School had two teams successfully complete the competition. The team of Darian Bailey, Cris Clemens and Julien Polillo, from class 8-45, won the 2nd place award for the overall competition. The team of Morgan Glaze, Jackson Fraizer, Josh Russakis and Zalina Smith, from class 8-46, earned special recognition from the judges for their outstanding model. Both teams deserve praise for their outstanding efforts this year.
Baltimore Scholars Award Three Ingenuity at Poly students, Tam Nguyen, Ryan Harrison and Kimberly Smith, were among the very first to be accepted into the university’s new Baltimore Scholars program. Read more in “HOPKINS OFFERS FREE TUITION TO 4 AT POLY,” The Baltimore Sun, December 16, 2004.
Siemens Westinghouse Competition Tam Nguyen, an Ingenuity at Poly senior, is a semifinalist in the Siemens Westinghouse Competition!
2003 – 2004 School Year
MATHCOUNTS, Individual Competition for Baltimore /Chesapeake Chapter 1st Place: Joel Wheatley (Robert Poole – 8) 2nd Place, Team Competition, Roland Park Middle: Michael Denchev, Catherine Kearney, Darian Bailey, Christian Wisner-Carlson Alternates: Anne Juan, Grace Lee , Diem Vu 3rd Place, Robert Poole Middle:Joel Wheatley, Damien Liles, Nils Schwerzmann, Michael Houston, Amanda Franklin 5th Place, Southeast Middle: Hope Ferguson, Patricia Makowski, Shameka McFadden, Kostas Protopapas Alternates: Sonika McFadden, Shawniece Gause, John Forakis, Tiffiny Swann Mathematical Olympiads The 6th grade at Roland Park received the Highest Team Achievement recognition for Division E. The 7/8 grades at Roland Park received the High Team Achievement recognition. • Highest scorer in each class receives a trophy. • Silver Pins – 6th Graders who score 17-20; 7th and 8th Graders who score 20-23
• Gold Pins – 6th Graders who score 21-25; 7th and 8th Graders who score 24-25 Southeast: 6th Grade: High Scorer John Forakis, Silver Pin John Forakis and Patricia Makowski; 7th Grade: High Scorer John Charalambopoulos; 8th Grade: High Scorer Hope Ferguson and Steven Fotopoulos; Silver Pin: Hope Ferguson, Steven Fotopoulos, Sonika McFadden, Robert Poole, 7th Grade: High Scorer Damien Liles; 8th Grade: High Scorer Christopher Burgess, Silver Pin Christopher Burges. Roland Park 6th Grade: High Scorer Calvin Croxton, Wugiong Fan, Gold Pin Wugiong Fan, Carly Wais, Rebekah Wheatley, Silver Pin Karl-Heinz, Gilbert-Wason, Alexandra Linn, Saul Wilson, Thomas Bauerschmidt, Melinda Weaver; 7th Grade: High Scorer Ella Bailey, Christopher Digregorio, Silver Pin Christopher Digregorio, Christian Wisner-Carlson, Peter Merritt, Zachary Paesani, Darian Bailey; 8th Grade: High Scorer Andrea Bell, Grace Lee, Silver Pin Grace Lee, Olakekan Kamau-Nataki, Catherine Kearney, Amelia Makowski, Edward Walsh, Frederick Dory, Anne Juan Maryland Mathematics League, Certificates of Merit The Roland Park 6th grade team ranked 19 of 56 participating schools:
Saul Wilson, Benjamin Boult, Wuqiong Fan, Alexandra LinnThe Roland Park 7th grade team ranked 15 of 51 participating schools: Peter Merritt, Darian Bailey, Christian Wisner-Carlson, Christopher DiGregorio, Zachary Paesani The Roland Park 8th grade team placed 2nd in the Baltimore Region and 13th of 47 participating schools: Grace Lee, Michail Denchev, Benjamin Bakkegard, Edward Walsh, Anne Juan
Morgan State Science Mathematics and Engineering Fair, Junior Division Biological Science: 1st Place – Trang Diem Vu (Roland Park, Grade 8) Title: Don’t Paint That Boat! An Experiment on How Copper Anti-fouling Paint Affects Plant GrowthPhysical Science: 3rd Place – Andrew Rybczynski (Roland Park, Grade 8) the Perfect Weight Earth and Environmental Science: 3rd Place – Amanda Nuth (Robert Poole, Grade 8) Title: What Is the Effect of Over-nitrification on Elodea PlantsEngineering: 1st Place – Tyrone Howard (Roland Park, Grade 8) Title: How does the Type of Fabric Affect the Amount of Charge Sent to the Capacitors?Team Project: 3rd Place – Trevor Barnett and MichaelHouston (Robert Poole, Grade 7)
Title: What is the Effect of Soda on Bones?Ernestine LeCator Award – Trang Diem Vu (Roland Park, Grade 8) Title listed aboveAmerican Society of Microbiology, Maryland Division: 1st Place – Joel Wheatley (Robert Poole, Grade 8) Title: How Does Mold Grow in Different Solutions? 49th Annual Baltimore Science Fair There were 185 exhibits from Baltimore County, Howard County and Baltimore City. DIVISION II: Physical Science, 1st Place – Amelia Makowski (Roland Park, Grade 8) Title: Bubbles in MotionUS Army, Physical Science, Special Recognition – Clay Contee (Roland Park, Grade 8) Title: The Effect of Temperature on the Rate of SoundNational Security Agency – Amelia Makowski (Roland Park, Grade 8) American Mathematics Competition (AMC-8) Participating schools nationwide – 2,737, Number of participants – 158,309 Average top score – 18.32, Overall average score – 10.27, Number of problems – 25, Honor Roll – for students scoring at least 20 Joel Wheatley (Robert Poole-8) 22, Honor Roll, First Place at Robert Poole Michael Denchev (Roland Park-8) 20, Honor Roll, First Place at Roland Park Saul Wilson (Roland Park-6) 18, Certificate of Merit Wuoqiong Fan (Roland Park-6) 17, Certificate of Merit Southeast Top Scorer – Javon Little 16 1600 on the SAT Graduating senior, Jennifer Weston, scored 800 in both Mathematics and Verbal. Jennifer is the first Ingenuity student to score a perfect 1600 on the SAT. Jennifer was also the Valedictorian of the Class of 2004. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 4th Place Grand Award Recognition from Intel ISEF: Anna Kalmykov, 12th Grade, Rapid Proteonomic Identification of Sphingomonas wittichi Strain RW1 Intel ISEF Finalists: Rachel Pierson, 11th Grade, Neural Mechanisms of Figure-Ground Perception; Eric Rosenberg, 12th Grade, Improving Surgical Techniques through Measurement and Display of Cutting Forces in Visceral Tissue NAACP’s National ACT-SO Competition. The Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics in Philadelphia: Ryan Harrison, 11th Grade. For his submissions in the categories of Biology and Computer Science Modeling of pH-dependency on Protein Secondary Structure Using a pH Routine Built on Rosetta. Young Naturalist Awards National Finalist: Justin Tibbles, 10th Grade: ” Determining the Impact of Effluent from the Backwater Waste Treatment Plant” Morgan State University. Science Mathematics and Engineering Fair 2 Grand Prize Winners: Rachel Pierson, 11th Grade; Eric Rosenberg, 12th Grade Biological Sciences Division.Rachel
Pierson, 1st Place: Neural Mechanisms of Figure-Ground Perception;Ryan Harrison, 2nd Place: Modeling of pH-dependency on Protein Secondary Structure Using a pH Routine Built on Rosetta Engineering Division. Eric Rosenberg, 1st Place:Improving Surgical Techniques through Measurement & Display of Cutting Forces in Viscera; Russell Williams, 2nd Place: Comparative Analysis of Bridge Forms Using the Analysis Program MASTAN Earth and Environmental Science Division. Ebonie Greene, 2nd Place: Analyzing Emission from Galaxies to Determine Galaxy Type Other Special Awards & Recognitions: Ebonie Greene: Analyzing Emission from Galaxies to Determine Galaxy Type – US Army Award Certificate Ryan Harrison: Modeling of pH-dependency on Protein Secondary Structure Using a pH Routine Built on Rosetta – Dr. Esther Ridley Special Achievement Award for High Achievement in Biology; – US Navy Award Certificate, – US Army Award Certificate Amy Peyrot: Community Disadvantage and Self-efficacy Affecting Personal Readiness for Community Action -US Navy Science Award Rachel Pierson: Neural Mechanisms of Figure-Ground Perception – Dr. Kenneth Jerkins Special Achievement Award for High Achievement in Biology; – US Army Award Certificate: United States Department of the Navy Award Eric Rosenberg: Improving Surgical Techniques through Measurement and Display of Cutting Forces in Visceral Tissue – Dr. Eugene Deloatch Special Award for High Achievement in Engineering; – US Army Award Certificate, – United States Department of the Navy
Award, – National Society of Professional Engineers Innovative Engineering Award, – NACE Foundation Certificate of Merit, – The Herbert Hoover Young Engineer Award, – Innovative NSPE Engineering Award Brandon Roane: A Comparison of Membrane Destabilization Caused by Acetylated Sugars versus Non-Acetylated Sugars; – US Army Award Certificate Russell Williams: Comparative Analysis of Bridge Forms Using the Analysis Program MASTAN – Yale Science and Engineering Association to Most Outstanding 11 th Grade Exhibit The Baltimore Science Fair at Towson University 1 Grand Prize Winner, an ISEF Representative for the Baltimore Science Fair: Anna Kalmykov, 12th Grade Physical Science Division. Charles Beebe, Honorable Mention. Analysis of Airflow in a Thermoacoustic Engine Using Three-Dimensional Scalar Mixing Special Awards & Recognitions: Charles Beebe Analysis of Airflow in a Thermoacoustic Engine Using Three-Dimensional Scalar Mixing – Herbert Hoover Young Engineer Award Anna Kalmykov Rapid Proteonomic Identification of Sphingomonas wittichi Strain RW1 – 1 st Place from the Maryland Chapter of Clinical Laboratory Science LaShawn Keyser The Effect of Bisulphan on the Snapping Turtle Gonad – Award from the US Commissioned Officers of the US Dept. of Public Health
Toshiba Exploravision Award Our Team Received Honorable Mention: Justin Tibbles & Philip Nguyen, 10th Graders: Atlantis: City of the Future The Physics Fair Competition at JHU 2nd Place on the Written Exam Doichin Denchev, 10th Grade 3rd Place in the Marshmallow Tower Competition & 4th Place Overall Competition 10th Grade Team: Ben Carrey, Abe Davis, Doichin Denchev and Nahathai Srivali The USA Biology Olympiad Eight students scored above the national average (Score = 17.6). Most of the participants across the nation are high school seniors: Emma Call 9th Grade Score = 22, Alyssa Apolonio 9th Grade Score = 19, Jeremiah Cross 9th Grade Score = 19,Theo Sevdalis 9th Grade Score = 19,Charles Beebe 11th Grade Score = 18,Lynna Nguyen 9th Grade Score = 18,Greg Rossman 9th Grade Score = 18, Danielle Weissman 9th Grade Score = 18. The Dupont Essay Award Challenge Honorable Mention Entry. Ryanne Dennis : Determination of T-cell Responses of HSP70 Derived Peptide Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Paper Presenter: Ryanne Dennis, 12th Grade, Determination of T-cell Responses of HSP70 Derived Peptide Paper Presenter: Eric Rosenberg , 12th Grade, Improving Surgical Techniques through the Measurement and Display of Cutting Forces in Visceral Tissue A Team of 11th Graders Accepted to Participate in the Science Bowl: Charles Beebe, Ryan Harrison, Amy Peyrot, Brandon Roane. Alternates: Tam Nguyen, Kim Smith
800 on the Math SAT Antonio Didonato scored 800, a perfect score, on the Math SAT. He is the seventh Ingenuity at Poly student to achieve this score. American Mathematics Competitions In February 2004, students participated in the AMC-10 (grades 10 and below) and AMC-12. Nationally, 250,000 students took the examinations. One Ingenuity junior scored in the top 5% nationally and two Ingenuity sophomores scored in the top 1% to qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME): Charles Tannouri (Junior), Jacob Mallott (Sophomore), Owen Hill (Sophomore). 2003 Mathematics Competition. University of MD, College Park The contest consists of two tests; Part 1 is open to all students enrolled in high schools in Maryland and DC. High scores on Part 1 qualify students to participate in Part II of the Competition. A total of 2,032 students took Part 1 and of that group 230 qualified for Part 2: Qualifying to take Part 2: Clifton Mobbs (Senior), Charles Tannouri (Junior) Results of Part 2: Charles Tannouri placed first in Baltimore City and Baltimore County Maryland Mathematics League Consists of a series of 6 monthly examinations from October to April. Each examination has 6 problems. The Ingenuity at Poly team ranks 3 rd in Maryland. First Place – Montgomery Blair High School (Score: 177), Second Place – St. Alban’s School (Score: 151), Third Place – Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Score: 148): Charles Tannouri (29/36) Junior, Abe Davis (28/36) Sophomore, Antonio DiDonato (26/36) Junior, Jacob Mallott (25/36) Sophomore, Jennifer Weston (25/36) Senior
2002-2003 School Year
Congratulations to Danielle Miller, Laura Cunningham and Emma Call, eighth graders Roland Park, for winning first place in the regional contest for the 2003 Future Citites Competition. They competed against schools from Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia. To compete, the students were required to create a model city using the Sim City computer game, then build a three-demensional model of their city. They also made an oral presentation to a panel of engineers and architects, who selected their city as the winner. For their efforts, Danielle, Laura and Emma have earned a four-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington DC. They will represent Roland Park Middle School at the national Future Cities Competition, which will be held February 16-19, 2003 during Engineers Week.
Congratulations to Andrew J. Katona who won second prize in the 24th Annual (2002) University of Maryland High School Mathematics Competition.
Andrew took part in the first round on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 and advanced to the second round on Wednesday, December 4, 2002. Andrew then placed second in the state!
2001-2002 School Year
University of Maryland Physics Olympics Third Place Team, Second Place Bridge Building Competition – Clifton Mobbs (10th gr). 24 Math Challenge Division II: First Place Anne Juan (Roland Park – 6). Second Place Donte Mayo (Robert Poole -6), $250 savings bond Division III: First Place Dwayne Ford (Robert Poole – 8) $1000 savings bond. Second Place Chris Allulis (Roland Park -8). Central Maryland Physics Olympics at Liberty High School 1st Place, $1000 prize: George Cooper (Ingenuity), Andrew Gorman, Jamie Miller, Harry Malecki (Ingenuity), Clifton Mobbs (Ingenuity), Adam Black Baltimore Science Fair Division I: Honorable Mention, Harry Malecki, The ASM International Foundation; “Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science,” George Cooper; Intel Computer Science Award, U.S. Army Physical Baltimore Science Fair; Colin Hayward, 2nd place, U. S. Army Physical Science Division II: Honorable Mention, Clare Davis, Black Engineers, U.S. Army Biological Sciences
MATHCOUNTS 2nd place in Baltimore City Division, Coach Yelena Schwartz, Owen Hill. 1st Place in the Individual Competition. AMC – 10: Charles Tannouri (9th gr.) AMC – 12: Andrew Katona (11th gr.) Four students qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam: Andrew Katona, Albert Hill , Tristan Gerritsen, Brian Chan University of Maryland High School Mathematics Competition, Part I This University of Maryland, Department of Mathematics contest had a total of 2,294 high school students take the test. Of that group, 240 scored 38 and above, qualifying them to participate in Part II of the contest. Three Ingenuity at Poly students have been invited to go to the next level: Andrew Katona (score = 76), Brian Chan (score = 58) and Albert Hill (score = 54).
Maryland Mathematics League Contest Two juniors, Andrew Katona and Alexi Leight-Pappas, solved 6 out of 6 problems correctly. Seven students solved 5 out of 6 correctly. They are: Albert Hill, Brian Chan, Raymond Yu, Eric Young, Trang Vu, Danielle McCullough, and Tristan Gerristen. National Honor Society Ingenuity at Poly Seniors inducted into the National Honor Society: Tiffney Cates, Cristal Cooper, Tristan Gerritsen, Lily Hoang.
2000-2001 School Year
Intel Science Talent Search Submissions and Senior Research Projects Albert Brzeczko: “Keeping Things Straight: Force Digitizer for Knee MosaicPlasty Surgery”. Sponsor: The Johns Hopkins University, ERC for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology Michael Jackson: “The Use of NT2-GM-CSF as a Cancer Vaccine in Transgenic Mice”. Sponsor: The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Melissa Martinez: “Synanthrophic Filth Flies as Mechanical Transport Hosts of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia duodenalis.” Sponsor: The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health Dallas Perry: “Measuring Thermal Conductivity of Metallic Glass Using the Flash Method.” Sponsor: The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Dennis Spencer: “Laboratory Simulation of Space Vacuum: Survival of Deinococcus radiodurans and Halobacterium sp. NRC-1 to Extreme Dessication.” Sponsor: University of Maryland, Center of Marine Biotechnology Robert Watkins: “Shear Studies of Various Mixtures of Lubricants in Naproxen Sodium and Avicel PH-101.” Sponsor: University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy Tameeka Williams: “Detection of Intrasound in the Vocalization of Selected Terrestrial Mammals.” Sponsor: The Baltimore Zoo, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Yi Zheng: “The Synergistic Effects of pp32 Over-Expression and Apoptotic Drugs on a Prostate Cancer Cell Line.” Sponsor: The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Pathology 24th Mathematics Challenge Tam Nguyen – Winner – Division 3 (Southeast Middle 8th grade INGENUITY) Chris Allulis – Winner – Division 2 (Roland Park 6th grade INGENUITY) Elaine Maher – Teacher Award (Southeast Middle INGENUITY teacher for grades 6/7/8 National Academic League Roland Park team is fourth in the nation: Jessalyn Timson, Brandon Roane, Alex Vizzi, Amy Peyrot, Charles Tannouri, 8th grade team stars.
30th Annual U.S.A. Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) Andrew Katona earns a formal invitation to participate in the USA Math Olympiad! Only 250 students from over 12,000 American Invitational Mathematics Examination participants are invited to take the USAMO. JHU 3rd Annual High School Mathematics Tournament 1st Place Geometry – Sarah Elashvili (9th grader) 1st Place Algebra II – Brian Chan (10th grader) 3rd Place Algebra II – Albert Hill (10th grader) 3rd Place Trigonometry – Andrew Katona (10th grader) 3rd Place Calculus – Robert Watkins (12th grader) 3rd Place Team Mathematics Scavenger Hunt – Ingenuity@Poly students. Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the University of Maryland College Park Melissa Martinez chosen to present her research at the Symposium (12 students chosen from Maryland)! Maryland Mathematics League Certificates of Merit for their excellent scores on 6 mathematics exams: Albert Hill, Andrew Katona, Robert Watkins, Tristen Gerritsen, Harry Malecki.
Morgan State University Science, Mathematics and Engineering Fair 1st Prize Winner in the Biological Sciences and the Dr. Kenneth Jenkins Special Achievement Award in Biology: Ingenuity at POLY 12th grader – Tameeka Williams 2nd Prize Winner of Biological Sciences and the Dr. Salters Best Achievement Award: Ingenuity at POLY 9th grader – Eric Rosenberg.
Maryland Presential Award Felicity Messner Ross, Ingenuity Math teacher, Robert Poole Middle School.
Maryland High School Math Competition 2nd Place Winner – Ingenuity at POLY Math Team. MATHCOUNTS Roland Park Team won the 1st place in Baltimore City. Team Members: Charles Tannouri, Amy Peyrot, Rebecca Rehr, Owen Hill, Molly Broache, Matthew Katona, Doichin Denchev. Intel Science Talent Search Winners: Tameeka Williams, Yi Zheng, Albert Brzecko, Melissa Martinez and Dennis Spencer. These students completed their research papers and were the first Ingenuity students to enter the contest. The grand prize was a trip to Paris during Spring Break April 2001.
National Achievement Scholarship Program Robert Watkins, Ingenuity Senior, is one of 1500 semifinalists named by the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program honors outstanding African-American students. The semifinalists were chosen on the basis of their PSAT scores in their junior year and can apply to be considered for more than 700 college scholarships.