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Two Panthers Place First at Delaware Valley Virtual Science Fair
Two Ranney students placed first in their respective categories in the Delaware Valley Virtual Science Fair held March 30 - April 10:
First Place, Computer Science (D Fair 9th Grade Division): Riya Sikand '24 ,"POTNET: A Novel Application Utilizing Expert Convolutional Neural Networks to Accurately Recognize Potholes in Two-Dimensional Monocular Images"
First Place, Engineering (D Fair 9th Grade Division): Jared Gizersky '24, "Ambuli: An In-Home Robot Caretaker"
All first place category winners were interviewed by the medals judges to select the top three projects at each level for advancement to the Regeneron Virtual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held May 9th - 14th 2021. Riya was named the silver medalist for the 9th grade division, and was invited to participate in ISEF.
Many technical and scientific organizations sponsor special awards for projects at the DVSF as well, and Jared was recognized with a first place certificate from the PA Society of Professional Engineers for a project exhibiting the promise of future engineering excellence.
"These are tremendous accomplishments that they achieved through their independent efforts and hard work," said Dr. Roxanne Spencer, Ranney School Science Department Chair.