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ND Shines at Delaware Valley Science Fair, First ND Student to Attend Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

On Wednesday, April 6, 16 Notre Dame students participated in the Delaware Valley Science Fair. With over 700 projects presented at the Science Fair, eight out of 15 projects submitted by ND students received an award or certificate

Grace Yacobe '25 received a bronze medal, 3rd place overall for 9th Grade, which earned her an all-expense-paid trip to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place in Atlanta, Georgia from May 7-13. Yacobe is the first ND student to attend the ISEF and will represent ND amongst students from 80 different countries. 

With lung cancer being one of the leading causes of death in the world, Yacobe's research project is devoted to creating a non-invasive method to efficiently detect lung conditions unaccompanied by deleterious effects in the chest cavity. 

Grace Yacobe '25


"Getting to this point was hard work, but it was definitely worth it," Yacobe said. 

Yacobe noted the support she received from Ms. Reid, Mrs. Gleeson, other ND teachers as well as her friends and family. 

"I believe this project can be improved, advanced, and help millions of people who suffer from lung conditions around the world," Yacobe said. 


Notre Dame participants of the Delaware Valley Science Fair. 


Category Results
12th Grade: 

Paige Shelton - Honorable Mention in Zoology
Andrea Wat - 3rd in Botany

11th Grade:
Alex McCulloch - 3rd in Botany

9th Grade: 
Katie McNeil - 3rd in Physics
Gina Singh - Honorable Mention in Medicine and Health
Anya Dunn - 2nd in Medicine and Health 
Grace Yacobe - 1st in Medicine and Health

Special Awards
Paige Shelton - Delaware Audubon Society - 3rd Place
Andrea Wat - an invitation to the Future Scientist Day Event (US Department of Agriculture Eastern Regional Research Center) 
Chloe Smith - 3rd place in 10th Grade - Air Products Engineering Innovation Award