Alexion Sponsors 67th Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair, Sends Student to International Science Fair

For the fifth consecutive year, Alexion supported the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair (CSEF) by sponsoring the Biotechnology category. Alexion volunteer judges reviewed hundreds of science projects and chose five winning projects, as well as finalists, from three age groups: high school students, eighth grade students and seventh grade students.

A 10th-grade student from Greenwich won first prize in the Alexion Biotechnology category for her project, “Temperature-Independent, Portable, and Rapid Field Detection of Ebola via a Silk-Derived Lateral-Flow System.” Her award included an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which takes place in Pittsburgh in May. During the fair, students had the opportunity to interact with scientists and researchers from Alexion and discuss their projects.

Alexion is proud to support the Connecticut Science Fair Association’s mission to foster an interest in science among middle school and high school students and to encourage students to ultimately pursue careers in science and engineering. Sponsoring the fair is part of Alexion’s broader corporate citizenship efforts to inspire the innovators of the future by promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs for students.

Alexion volunteers reviewed hundreds of science projects to award top honors in the Biotechnology category at the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

 

Alexion volunteer judges awarded the first place prize in the Alexion Biotechnology category for a project entitled, “Temperature-Independent, Portable, and Rapid Field Detection of Ebola via a Silk-Derived Lateral-Flow System.”