Henry Clay student earns special award in 2021 international science fair
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kiera Fehr, a rising junior at Henry Clay High School, received a special award May 20 in the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.
Kiera’s project — Rewriting the Industry: A Novel Approach to 100% Biodegradable Ink Production and Recyclability — earned her a spot at North Carolina State University’s Engineering Summer Camp.
The ISEF competition featured more than 1,800 young scientists representing 49 states and 64 countries. Because of COVID-19 precautions, this marked the first time in its more than 70-year history that ISEF took place virtually.
Kiera is this year’s only winner from Fayette County Public Schools. Earlier this spring, her Environmental Engineering entry earned Best of Fair honors in the 2021 Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair, which qualified her for ISEF. She also received the state’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
The special award sponsors such as N.C. State’s College of Engineering represent government, industry, and education across a variety of scientific disciplines that affiliate with Regeneron ISEF and provide awards, scholarships, internships, and other prizes to hundreds of student finalists.