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, 2015

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
Guidelines For Papers

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.

 

As a high school sophomore, Nikhil also conducts research at the Synthetic Reality Lab at the University of Central Florida. He was selected as one of the top 30 middle school science researchers in the country and competed in the Broadcom Masters competition in Washington, D.C., the premiere science and engineering fair for middle school projects. Nikhil’s research project seeks to identify early indicators of cognitive impairment, for instance, the ability to predict the likelihood a person is going to develop Alzheimer’s. His research has earned him first and second place in his region at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair the past two years.

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Anjeli fell in love with science in sixth grade when she took biology for the first time. This year, Anjeli has had the opportunity to conduct research at the University of Florida's Mid-Florida Research & Education Center. She’s created a natural pesticide that repels whiteflies, a pest that affects 90 percent of the acreage of tomato plants. She received an invitation to attend ISWEEEP at the Dr. Nelson Ying Orange County Science Exposition. In addition to research, Anjeli also enjoys reading, playing volleyball and traveling.

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Cathleen was inspired to pursue her passion for scientific research after reaching the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as a freshman in 2013. She placed second in the state with her 2015 project, “Statistical Analysis of the Effects of Temperature on Incubation Lengths of Caretta caretta.” The high school junior will attend the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad, the world’s largest international science fair, this May. She plans to continue following her love for math and science with the ultimate goal of becoming a pediatrician.

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Alexandra is competing in her second Dr. Ying Science Competition as only a sophomore. Alexandra’s project, now in its fourth year, focuses on algae biofuel and demonstrates her commitment to sustainability. Alexandra has been fortunate to receive many awards for her science fair projects, including best of show in her region at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair. She also placed at the International Science Fair last year in Los Angeles. Because of her love of science, she volunteers at elementary schools as a mentor to inspire younger children to participate in science activities.

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