Science Competition

April 24-26, 2015 - High School Students

The Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition encourages students to help humanity through scientific research.  High-schoolers submit research papers to be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges to select five finalists.  Finalists are invited to participate in a three-day, expenses-paid event, concluded by an awards luncheon to announce the “Ying Prize” of $5,000 to the student, $1,000 to their teacher and $1,000 to their principal!

Every year for over a decade, Dr. Nelson Ying hosts this competition in collaboration with the Orlando Science Center. Ying is a philanthropist, scientist and entrepreneur. He wants to inspire tomorrow's science leaders today, so he has worked with the Science Center to create this elite competition. This competition not only honors innovative student science research but also exemplary teens.

 

Dr. Ying Competition 2015 Information

Papers Due: 5:00 p.m. March 12, 2015
Finalists Notified: April 9, 2015
Competition Weekend: April 24 - 26, 2014

Submissions

New this year! Papers will be submitted through our DROPitTOme Account - simply click on the link and type in “ying” for the password. More detailed information on how to submit your papers is located here:  DROPitTOme Instructions.

 

Please download and return the necessary completed forms:
Application
Project Certification
Eligibility

Important: Once you have received a confirmation email, your project/paper is registered. If you have not received a confirmation email by Wednesday, March 25, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 407.514.2112.

 

This weekend is the 15th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition! Every day this week, we'll spotlight one of the five finalists.

Rikhav Shah is a sophomore at Lake Highland Preparatory School. Rikhav has been fortunate enough to conduct research at the NanoScience Technology Center at the University of Central Florida. For the past two years, he has been studying the possibilities of developing a nanoparticle-based probe for detection of heavy metal contaminants in drinking water.

Nanotechnology is the study and application of materials at a molecular level. Rikhav is interested in how a material’s properties can be taken advantage of at that scale to solve problems.

Rikhav Shah

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This weekend is the 15th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition! Every day this week, we'll spotlight one of the five finalists.

Nirva Vassa is a freshman at Seminole High School in Sanford, Fla. and is currently enrolled in the international baccalaureate program. She has been involved in science research competitions since sixth grade and has received first place awards in several science competitions including Seminole County Science and Engineering Fair, Orlando Science Challenge, and State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida. Nirva will also be competing in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. this May.

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This weekend is the 15th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition! Every day this week, we'll spotlight one of the five finalists.

Zachary Loeb is a junior enrolled in the business academy program at Viera High School in Melbourne, Fla. Zachary has a strong interest in marine biology, green chemistry and finding solutions to prevent and eliminate pollutants that contaminate the environment. For the past four years, Zachary has conducted research on endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC’s) and their effects on the aquatic environment.

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This weekend is the 15th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition! Every day this week, we'll spotlight one of the five finalists.

Divya Ravinder is a freshman at the International Baccalaureate School at Bartow High School in Bartow, Fla. Since sixth grade, Divya has competed in and has won first place in several science competitions including eCYBERMISSION, Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, Disney Planet Challenge, Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, Polk County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Orlando Science Fair, and State Science and Engineering Fair to name a few.

Divya Ravinder

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