SEA announces winners of the Fall 2008 SHARPen it Up Scholarship Contest

December 15, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2009--Scientists and Engineers for America is announcing the winners of its Fall 2008 SHARPen it Up Scholarship Contest. Students from across the country competed for one of three $250 scholarships by contributing information on the science policy positions of candidates in the 2008 elections.

The most prolific of the student entrants was Michelle Moyer, a junior from Ohio State University. She contributed information ranging from climate change to research funding for small businesses and will receive a $250 scholarship. The second $250 prize will be split between Denisse Miramontes, a high school senior from Trevor G. Browne High School in Phoenix, Arizona and Briana Cartwright, a freshman from Occidental College in Los Angeles. The winner of the $250 most interesting contribution is Tasneem Chowdhury, a high school senior from the Patrick F Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jefferson, Louisiana. The winning entry noted that Jeff Fortenberry (NE 1) voted against legislation to ban a federal website for children that included games and activities to promote Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste dump. http://sharp.sefora.org/people/house/jeff-fortenberry/.
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The SHARP Network is wiki for students, scientists, and the general public to participate in tracking the science, technology and health policy positions of elected officials and candidates for office. Public understanding and accountability on issues such as global warming, stem cell research, and biotechnology are central to securing the United States' place in the world. Find out what your representatives in Congress think on the SHARP Network.

Scientists and Engineers for America (SEA) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to facilitating evidence-based decision making at all levels of government. Visit us on the web: SHARP.SEforA.org.

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