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OHS Senior Wins Grand Prize in Science & Engineering Fair

OHS Senior Wins Grand Prize in Science & Engineering Fair

Congratulations to Orange High School senior Michael Litt who was selected as a Grand Prize Winner at the 64th Annual Northeastern Ohio Science & Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) held at John Carroll University, March 6-9, 2017.

Michael won for his project, "MATCHLESS: A Linear Algebraic Approach to Duplicate File Identification." Each of the four Grand Prize Winners is awarded an all-expense paid trip to represent Northeast Ohio in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) to be held May 14-19, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. This is a repeat performance for Michael who is now a three-time Intel ISEF Finalist: as a freshman, he also competed in Los Angeles, and as a junior, he competed in Phoenix, Arizona.

At NEOSEF 2017, Michael also was the first place winner in the Mathematics and Computer Science Category and won special awards from the U.S. Air Force, Mu Alpha Theta, and Cleveland State Department of Mathematics.

Intel ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries to showcase their independent research and compete for more than $5 million in scholarships and prizes.

Also, on March 11, 2017, Michael presented the same project at the University of Akron 2017 BEST Medicine Completion where he placed first in the Modeling/Simulation/Medical IT category and received a special award from MathWorks.

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