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BHS students headed to international science competitions

Once again, Burnsville High School students have been selected to attend both the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEP) and the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) after presenting their research at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair.

Emily Carlson and Colton Van Dorpe

Junior Emily Carlson is going to ISWEEP in Houston in May. Her project is "Effects of Organic Agriculture and Grass-Feeding on the Bacterial Content of Raw Ground Beef." Along with presenting her work and competing with top science students from around the world, Emily will also have an opportunity to meet and speak with top scientists in the fields of energy, engineering and the environment.

Senior Colton Van Dorpe is going to ISEF Pittsburgh in May. His project is "Low Density Polyethylene Biochemical Degradation." ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, which brings together more than 1,600 high school students from around the world to showcase their research. This is the 21st time since 1992 that Burnsville High School students have been selected to attend — a remarkable record.

Emily plans to major in science with a pre-med track. Colton will major in biochemical engineering and is considering attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison next year.

Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:03