Homeschooler takes Top Honors at Science Fair

The Greater Syracuse Scholastic Science Fair selected homeschooled senior Christopher Wood as one of their two finalists going to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Portland, OR this May. He will join 1200 students from over 40 countries and every state for a week of judging, awards and special events, such as a panel of Nobel laureates and Draper Award recipients.

Sponsored by mentor Dr. Thomas Amidon of State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF), Chris designed a process to extract acetic acid (highly concentrated white vinegar) and sugars, as part of a newly-developed extraction process which could be applied to the paper industry. Read more…

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