Header Image

Special Events & Workshops Science Fair 2009


2009 Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair


Jay Sehgal, PTEI Science Fair 2009 Winner
The 70th Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held at Heinz Field April 3-4, 2009. Jay Sehgal, a junior from North Allegheny High School, was selected to receive the PTEI Sponsor Award for his project entitled “Proliferative Study of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells.”

Jay’s effort focused on adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). His study intended to determine which line of ASCs, superficial-abdominal fat stem cells or omental fat stem cells, is better for clinical application. Jay’s work included a proliferative assay which was conducted on both cell lines. Through his research, it was determined that there was no statistically significant difference between the two lines’ proliferative capacity. Jay plans future work on assays for superficial-abdominal vs. omental stem cells studying differentiation capacity and apoptosis.

The 2009 Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair featured nearly 1000 students from 99 schools who competed for over $750,000 in cash prizes, scholarships, and trips. PTEI, partnered with the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is a Bronze Sponsor of the Fair and works with its organization to support the Fair’s mission to facilitate workforce readiness and career awareness by providing an opportunity for students to:

• apply math and science content while igniting a desire for advanced learning in these areas
• communicate their research to an audience, and
• connect with professionals from the various fields of science and engineering.

Congratulations, Jay!

Read more…

Go to SciTech Festival/Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair