Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Way to Go, Chelsea!

Chelsea is my 14 year old grand daughter. She won an all most all expense paid scholorship to participate in the i-sweeep science fair in Houston. I-SWEEEP, the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environmental Project Olympiad is the largest science fair of its kind in the world.
I went along as Chelsea's supervisor and chaperone.
Chelsea flew from Orlando, Florida, by herself. Here she is exiting the gate tunnel calling her mom, my daughter, Colleen, to let her know she landed safely.

Chelsea's first chore was to unpack her project board and notebooks, and to set up her display.

Chelsea and I met with over 600 students from around the world, from 60 nations and from 40 states. These girls are from Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany, and France.

On the first night welcoming event, students paraded with flags of their respective countries, through the large auditorium and packed the stage.



Chelsea standing by the large poster welcoming students to the George R. Brown Convention Center.



This photo is a partial view of more than 600 project displays on the floor of the convention center.


Students were treated to a field trip to the Museum of Natural Science, the I-Max and the Planetarium.



And to NASA. Here Chelsea is with a new friend, Piper, from Austin, TX








On Awards Night, Chelsea won an Honorable Mention and $100 for her environmental project in the junior category. She is the tiny white spot between the two men left of center. Proud grandma couldn't get closer to the stage!
With a big grin, Chelsea shows off her certificate.
Way to Go Girl!
To learn more about isweeep, go to www.isweeep.com.
























1 comment:

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Wow- I bey you were one proud grandma!! That is awesome. Thanks for sharing!