Pacific science whizzes compete for national honors
Three high school students from Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) in the Pacific region attended the 50th National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, held from May 2 to 6 in Bethesda, Md.
Jane Herzig, a 12th grader from Seoul American High School, Korea; Anne Naseer, an 11th grader from Matthew C. Perry High School, Marines Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan; and Christine Madamba, a 10th grader from Yokota High School, Yokota Air Base, Japan, qualified to attend the symposium by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers at regional meetings.
A total of 240 high school students at U.S. schools, including three each from DODDS schools in the Pacific and Europe, were invited to the symposium to celebrate their achievements as well as encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Two students from each region were selected to present their work at the meeting, with Herzig and Naseer doing the honors for the DODDS Pacific region. Scholarships of $4,000, $8,000 and $12,000 were awarded to winners of the competition.
The symposium was hosted by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research & Technology (DASA) in cooperation with the military and government R&D laboratories in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.