2021 Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

US upper and middle school boys participated at Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair, winning over 40 awards, including two Grand Prizes!

Congratulations to Alex Kmetko '22 and Sahand Maleki '26 for winning Grand Prizes! They have been chosen to represent this region at the International Science and Engineering Fair. ISEF is one of the most prestigious international events for high school science students. 

Alex received 1st place in Physics and received awards from Cuyahoga Valley Space Society, Cleveland Clinic Special, and ASM International. Sahand received 1st place in Health and Medicine Category and two awards from the Cleveland Clinic. 

Upper School Awards:
Cyril Andrews '22 – Health Sciences (2nd Place)
Dylan Berr '22 – Engineering (2nd Place) and awards from ASM International, Parker Hannifin, and American Society of Plastic Engineers
Alex Devine '22 – Engineering (1st Place) and an award from ASHRAE 
Jonathan Jang '21 – Honorable Mention Health Sciences
Sohum Kapadia '21 – Health Sciences (2nd Place) and an award from Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiology
Alex Kmetko '22 – Grand Place Winner 9th-12th grade Physical Sciences, Physics (1st Place) and awards from Cuyahoga Valley Space Society, Cleveland Clinic, and ASM International
Ajay Krishnaney '22 – 2nd Place Behavioral Science
Nathan Mu '22 – 3rd Place Math & Computer Science 
Sunay Rastogi '21 – 3rd Place Biological Science and award from Cleveland Clinic Special Awards
Raghav Sahadevan '22 – 2nd Place Health Sciences
Jae Smith '22 – 3rd Place Engineering and awards from Cuyahoga Valley Space Society, IEEE, SPIE, and Zone Aviation—Flight lesson 
Ian Swain '21 – 2nd Place Biological Science and award from CWRU Women Faculty of Medicine

Middle School Awards- 
Sahand Maleki '26 – Grand Place Winner for 7th/8th grade Biological Sciences, Health and Medicine (1st Place), Cleveland Clinic Special Award for Scientific Creativity, Cleveland Clinic Special Award from the Department of Inflammation and Immunity, and 
Daniel Lust '25 – Environmental Science (3rd Place), American Chemical Society Special Award, 3rd Place Holden Forest and Gardens Award (Invitation to present at the SEARCH Symposium), and NEOSEF Science News Magazine Award
Vishwum Kapadia '25 – Environment Science (2nd Place), American Institute of Chemical Engineers Special Award, and Cleveland Clinic Special Award from the Department of Cancer Biology
Ryan Wang '25 – Physical Science (3rd Place), William R. Sweet Award for Chemistry, and Broadcom Masters Program Nomination
Nicky DiTirro '25 – Math and Computer Sciences (2nd Place) and Broadcom Masters Program Nomination
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20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

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2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9-12
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University School serves 840 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.