Greenwich High School student takes top prize at International Science Fair

The Bayou City welcomed hundreds of international visitors to the world’s largest international science fair focusing energy, engineering, and environment this week. Organized by Harmony Public Schools, the 9th annual International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering & Environment) Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP) concluded with an awards ceremony this past weekend.

I-SWEEEP Grand Award winner included Greenwich High School student William Yin in the category of Environment — Health and Disease Prevention; his project was titled, Development of a Portable, Tattoo-Based Biosensor for the Non-Invasive, Low-Cost Diagnosis of Atherosclerosis via Iontophoresis of Macrophage-Targeting Silver Nanoparticles.

This year an additional prize was awarded to William Yin of Greenwich High School, an all-expense-paid trip to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) which includes attendance at the Nobel Prize ceremonies, in Stockholm, Sweden.

385 highly qualified projects from 62 countries were displayed at the George R. Brown Convention Center during the week of April 27-May 1, 2016. 564 young high school researchers and 300 teachers traveled to Houston for this event. Finalist students were selected to compete at I-SWEEEP by winning a top prize at state or national science fairs in their respective locales. Participants had the opportunity to meet other students from different parts of the world while seeing that they are not alone in their commitment to find solutions to the globe’s sustainability problems. On Saturday, April 30, top ranking projects in each category were announced by Dr. Soner Tarim, CEO of Harmony Public Schools.

For more information on I-SWEEEP 2016 winners, visit

Greenwich High School student William Yin with Dr. Soner Tarim, CEO Harmony Public Schools.

Greenwich High School student William Yin with Dr. Soner Tarim, CEO Harmony Public Schools.

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