Shawnee Mission students were recognized as part of the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) leaders at the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair. Event organizers held a virtual ceremony this spring, presenting some of the highest honors to SMSD students.
Jonas Rowland, a senior Biotechnology Signature Program and Shawnee Mission Northwest High School student, earned a Grand Award, with his project, “Roles of mitochondrial tRNA fragments (tRFs) in cancer.” Rowland advances to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) where his project will be submitted to a virtual project database for ISEF. He will have the opportunity to participate in online events during the week of May 18th.
His project was entered in the category of Microbiology. Grand Awards are awarded to the top four Senior Division projects that meet the stringent requirements for entering the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair.
Rowland was also awarded a “Pioneer In Science Award”, which are given to the top five senior high projects. This award recognizes outstanding examples of student research, innovation and design.
Middle and high school students from across the district were also award winners in various categories. Click her for a list of SMSD Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair award recipients, as announced by GKCSEF.
We congratulate all Shawnee Mission School District honorees and competitors!