Sophomore Hanna Holmstrom received the Bronze Medal award at the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP) on May 6 in Houston. She competed against students from across 62 countries.
After presenting her research at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair in March, Hanna’s project, “A Comparison of Alternative Protein Sources and their Impact on the Environment," was selected to advance to ISWEEEP, where she competed against top science students from around the world.
Hanna also had the opportunity to meet and speak with top scientists in the fields of energy, engineering and the environment at the competition.
“Competing at ISWEEEP presented me with a wonderful opportunity to meet other students who share my passions and to connect with science professionals,” said Hanna. “I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to compete at that high of a level and am very excited and proud about what I have done with my research in the past year.”
“I am proud of Hanna for the research she conducted on reducing carbon emissions by changing the protein source. Her project was innovative and timely,” said BHS science teacher and mentor Jennifer Hugstad-Vaa. “In addition, her ability to verbally communicate her research was instrumental in her receiving the Bronze Medal.”