Six Ohio students are competing at the International Science Fair

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio – For the past three years, Mihai Crisan, older than Upper Arlington, has been working to address the limitations associated with current microelectronic processors, those used in computing and cell phones.

“What I suggest is a method of adjusting light beams just like you would with electrical signals with an information processing transistor, and by creating a grid of these adjustable light beam adjusting components, you can process information with light beams just like you would with electrons,” he said. is Crisan.

Mason Laasya Acharya high school freshman is another student participating in the International Science Fair.

She developed a device to detect crop and vegetable diseases.

Her Ceres device uses image, Raspberry PI computing, and can provide diagnostics based on machine learning and AI processing.

“I went to the orange orchard and saw a lot of fruit loss and it started to boost my curiosity. And so I talked to the jeans there and she was able to inform me that this is an annual topic for them and that they don’t have a detection system or a way to solve the problem. So it interested me as a scientist, ”says Acharya.

Crisan and Acharya are two of 76 students competing at the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair.

They are also two of six students selected to join 1,700 others from 70 countries to compete for $ 4 million in scholarships and awards at the International Science Fair in Georgia.

Ohio Academy of Sciences Executive Director Michael Woytek said the Science Fair is a great networking opportunity for Ohio and its students.

“(It) gives them the opportunity to connect with industry practitioners. You know doctors, research doctors, engineers. It is also an opportunity for these professionals and our professional practitioners to engage and learn from these students, ”Woytek said.

Both Acharya and Crisan said they are excited about the international competition and are confident that their research and hard work will continue to pay off.

“I am excited to be able to present my research at an international science fair,” Acharya said.

“In the second competition, I was second at the national level, so I think that has some weight. And what I can do at the international championships in Atlanta, Georgia this year, so I hope for something good, ”says Crisan.

The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair is being held in Atlanta Georgia from May 7-13.

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