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TMCNet:  Stevenson School Sophomore, Chapman Caddell, Wins Physics and Astronomy

[May 20, 2014]

Stevenson School Sophomore, Chapman Caddell, Wins Physics and Astronomy "Best of Category" Award and Other Awards at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Chapman Caddell, a sophomore at Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California participated in the 2014 Intel (News - Alert) International Science and Engineering Fair (IISEF) and emerged with the Physics and Astronomy "Best of Category" Award. Caddell competed against 1,800 students from more than 70 countries, regions and territories. He interacted with students and scientists, including Nobel (News - Alert) Laureates, and underwent 8 hours of interviews with 21 judges, most of whom were physicists from around the world.

Chapman Caddell Wins Physics and Astronomy "Best of Category" Award at Intel International Science a ...

Chapman Caddell Wins Physics and Astronomy "Best of Category" Award at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Photo: Business Wire)

Each year approximately 7 million high school students around the nation present their projects at loal science competitions. Having won his category at the Monterey County Science Fair in Monterey, California, and winning a grand award, Caddell was invited to participate in the week-long competition and present his project, "The Leidenpump: A Non-mechanical Means of Fluid Delivery." While Caddell envisions various applications for the Leidenpump, the primary application presented at Intel involves a non-mechanical solution to cooling nuclear reactors.

In addition to the IISEF "Best of Category" Award, Caddell was also awarded the Intel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award, which involves an 11-day trip to China to attend the China Adolescent Science and Technology Innovation Contest, the largest national science competition in China. As an awardee, Caddell will visit science education institutes, research centers, middle schools and universities in China to exchange ideas with Chinese scientists and like-minded peers with the goal of "gaining a better understanding of China science programs."

Caddell also won two special awards, including Arizona State University's American University Scholarship, a renewable four-year comprehensive scholarship, and a first award from the Patent and Trademark Office Society. In addition, as a winner in the Physics and Astronomy category, Lincoln Labs and MIT (News - Alert) will name an asteroid after Caddell.

Caddell emerged from the competition with nearly $10,000 in monetary awards, $1,000 of which will go to Stevenson School to support science programs and the remainder of which he intends to devote to further development of his Leidenpump.

For more information about Stevenson School visit www.stevensonschool.org.


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