Congratulations to Caitlin Noonan, ’21 who was named a finalist in the Spellman Clean Tech Competition at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Caitlin said, “This means that my project, designing a swimming robot to detect and forecast harmful algal blooms in local waterways, was recognized as one of the top projects received by the judging committee. My project was one of the top 10 projects in the High Tech category, beating out hundreds of students from across the world.”
In total, the competition received over 400 entries from 31 nations.
Caitlin was also the recipient of the Honors Award at the Long Island Science Congress this past spring.
“From beginning to pursue my interest in STEM through competing on the Science Olympiad A-Team at Kellenberg and winning a medal at the New York State Science Olympiad Competition in the Protein Modeling event in 2019, I was inspired to pursue scientific research outside of Kellenberg in a field that I am passionate about and can make a difference in. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my STEM teachers at Kellenberg for helping facilitate my interests in STEM, especially Mr. Wevers, Mrs. Farrell, Mrs. Frem, and Mr. Sorkin.”
This fall, Caitlin will be pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering at The Cooper Union (Albert Nerken School of Engineering) in New York City.