Chandler Precht, wins silver medal at GENIUS Olympiad

Community Friday, July 19, 2013

Miami Lakes resident Chandler Precht, representing the South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair, recently won a silver medal at SUNY (State University of New York) Oswego’s third annual GENIUS Olympiad global environmental science, art, writing and design competition in Oswego, New York.

Precht earned the recognition for a project titled “Origin and Recovery of White Pox Lesions on the Threatened Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata at Molasses Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary” in the science category. 

From June 17-20, SUNY Oswego hosted 330 young competitors and 186 of their mentors from 44 countries and 30 states – all finalists in a worldwide competition that attracted nearly 1,000 participants from 57 nations and 37 states.

Entries in the scholarly competition spanned environmental qualify, ecology and biodiversity, resources and energy, and human ecology.