• April 26, 2017
    USC junior excels at regional science fair

    Kevin Chen Upper St. Clair High School junior Kevin Chen recently placed first in the Computer Science/Math category of the Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair. As the top Computer Science award winner, he has also been awarded the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award.

    Kevin’s research project was titled, “An Unsupervised Deep Learning Approach to Cancer Gene.” All first place category award winners will attend the Carnegie Science Awards on May 12, 2017.

    In addition to Kevin, senior Vedant Parekh finished second in the Earth/Space/Environment category and junior Sahil Doshi placed third in the Chemistry category.

    Upper St. Clair High School students also earned a total of eleven 2017 Sponsor and Affiliated Sponsor Awards including:
    • Connor Byrnes: Air & Waste Management Assoc., W. PA Section; and CHEVRON, Honorable Mention; Eaton Corporation; American Meteorological Society
    • Kevin Chen: Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association; INTEL Excellence in Computer Science
    • Sahil Doshi: American Chemical Society; FedEx Ground, Inc.; PPG Industries, Inc.
    • Vedant Parekh: CHEVRON; Eaton Corporation
    More than 1,000 students from more than 100 schools competed for more $1 million in cash prizes and scholarships. In its 78th year, the Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair is a competition of research projects in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering that is open to all students in grades 6-12 from 21 counties in Western Pennsylvania and Garrett County in Maryland.