Metro Detroit students win Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

Metro Detroit students win Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair
Metro Detroit students win Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

Michelle Hua took home the top spot in a major international science competition.

Hua is a sophomore at Cranbrook Kingswood School. She found out on Friday that she was a top winner of the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.

Judges deemed Hua’s project a fundamental contribution to the field of machine learning with applications in artificial intelligence. She is the first female to win the top prize in a decade.

Her classmate Margaret Yang also impressed judges. She received first place in the international competition.

Both girls hope to be role models for the younger generation in STEM.


The competition

ENERGY: SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND DESIGN, sponsored by King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness & Creativity

  • First Award of $5,000
  • EGSD015 — Engineering Multi-Enzyme Whole-Cell Biocatalysts for Biofuel Production
    • Margaret Yang, Cranbrook Kingswood School, MI, United States of America

ROBOTICS AND INTELLIGENT MACHINES, sponsored by Siegel Family Endowment

  • First Award of $5,000
  • ROBO033 — Dilated Silhouette Convolutional Neural Network: A Novel Deep Learning Framework for Real-time Human Action Recognition
    • Michelle Hua, Cranbrook Kingswood School, MI, United States of America

George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award

The $75,000 George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award recognizes the Best of the Best among the outstanding students from around the world who participate in Regeneron ISEF.

  • ROBO033 — Dilated Silhouette Convolutional Neural Network: A Novel Deep Learning Framework for Real-time Human Action Recognition
    • Michelle Hua, Cranbrook Kingswood School, MI, United States of America

Watch the Grand Awards Ceremony below:


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