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New Hartford Junior Takes Top Honors at Science Fair

80 Students Compete in Regional Fair

Written By Christine Leogrande

The projects were impressive; the students were even more impressive!


Utica, NY (03/08/2014)
- Suveer Desai, an 11th grade student at New Hartford High School, was named Senior Grand Champion of the 36th Annual Utica College Regional Science Fair today. Desai's project was titled "Flow rate versus magnetic field." In addition to the winner's trophy, Desai receives a half-tuition scholarship to UC for two years, as well as an all-expense-paid trip to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May.

The senior grand champion runner-up prize was awarded to Sylvia Kryszczuk, a 9th grade student at Whitesboro High School, for her project assessing the flammability, freeze resistance, porosity and tensile strength of various fabrics.

The junior division grand prize winner was Eva Borton, a student at Clinton Middle School. Borton's project was titled, "Looking up to someone versus looking down on them: does head tilt affect judgment?"

Eighty local students from grades seven through 12 in Oneida and Chenango counties presented their research projects today at the fair in the Library Concourse.  Students presented their findings in more than 15 different science and engineering categories to earn prizes such as tuition scholarships, trophies and cash prizes.

Desai can now compete at the Intel ISEF for a grand prize of $75,000, and more than $2.1 million in total prizes.

For more information about the science fair, call the Office of Arts and Sciences at (315) 792-3057, or visit

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.


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