On May 17, Kyle Ramsey was awarded 3rd place and $1000 at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona. Kyle's project, Cryoprotection: Year 4, is a research project that he began in 7th grade. He is working on improving methods for freezing ram semen for use in artificial insemination. This project is closely related to his 4-H and FFA projects as he assists his family in operating a show lamb flock. This year, Kyle competed in 8 science fairs across the state and in Phoenix. He is currently competing and has advanced to the state level for Star Chapter FFA Award in Agriscience and an FFA Agriscience Proficiency Award, as well.
The Intel ISEF is the world's largest international pre-college science competition. It is the premier science competition in the world and provides a forum for more than 1600 high school students from over 70 countries and every state in the United States. Each year, millions of students compete at local, regional, and state fairs for the opportunity to attend the Intel ISEF. The Intel ISEF provides awards of about $3 million in prizes and scholarships annually.