Over spring break, George Mason High School seniors Beamlak Hailemariam, Julian Grippo and Michael Winters, Jr., won the first place prize at Intel’s Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair State Science Fair for Chemistry. Their project, “Emission Evaporators” looked at possible solutions for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial power plants.
Competing against 18 other projects in their grouping, they came out on top. This win comes two weeks after the team won at the regional science fair in Arlington County. They’ve set a record for Mason by being the first chemistry students to pursue and win States.