Ananya Ganesh '20 won several major awards at the 71st annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) in Athens.
Ananya won the Pinnacle Award for her work on "Early Onset Scoliosis: Predicting Clinical Outcomes." The accolade is awarded to the high school student with the best overall project in the state.
In addition, she received the Georgia BioGENEius Challenge Award. The award is given to one student to represent Georgia at the International BioGENEius Challenge in Philadelphia in June.
Ananya also received the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award and GSEF Grand Award, and received Best in Category honors for the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Senior Division.
The Georgia Science & Engineering Fair was held at the Classic Center in Athens March 28-30. To participate at the fair, students in grades 6-12 must first qualify by advancing from a school-level fair to a regional fair, where they are then selected to compete at GSEF.
The Georgia Science & Engineering Fair the state's premier forum for students to showcase their original research, compete for awards, and interact with top-level professional scientists. The science fair system in Georgia serves not only to recognize students for their achievements, but also to prepare students to succeed and flourish in an increasingly complex and highly technical world by becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers, reflective learners, and more productive and influential members of their communities.