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Daniel Kim, a junior at Los Alamos Excessive College, positioned third in Environmental Engineering on the 2023 Regeneron Worldwide Science and Engineering Truthful (ISEF) in Dallas, Texas. His undertaking, Engineered Underwater Automobile for Ocean Litter Mapping, was one in every of 86 competing on this class.
“In my undertaking, I engineered an underwater car to gather footage of the ocean, and a machine studying laptop program to research the collected footage for ocean trash,” Daniel defined. “Utilizing this software, litter in any respect depths of the ocean might be tracked and mapped to assist in cleanup efforts sooner or later. I examined my underwater car in native our bodies and water, and validated my machine studying program utilizing a number of hours of open-sourced footage – detecting over 170,000 items of trash off the coast of Japan.”
The ISEF attracts highschool scientists from all over the world. This yr’s winners shared almost $9 million in awards.
“ISEF was an expertise in contrast to every other,” stated Daniel. “With the ability to hook up with the highest minds all internationally and make so many new associates actually makes me enthusiastic about what the longer term has for science.”
Along with taking part in science festivals, Daniel is a member of the 2023 Stat Champion LAHS Observe and Discipline crew. He positioned 2nd within the 300-meter hurdles on the state competitors. He additionally positioned 2nd within the Supercomputing Problem and garnered first place within the New Mexico Junior Academy of Science Paper Competitors, held in April in Socorro.
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