Demetri Maxim ’16 Wins State Science Fair

March 23, 2015

Demetri - Bio Hood 2015 107Bethel, Maine (March 23, 2015) — Going into this year’s Maine State Science Fair, junior Demetri Maxim was doubtful that he would win again.

“Winning two years in a row is unlikely,” he said.

But on Saturday, March 21, Demetri proved himself wrong and came in first place with his research project, “Directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into kidney cells.”

Part of this year’s new Maine Science Festival, the Maine State Science Fair is organized by The Jackson Laboratory and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance.

Since 2012, winners of the Maine State Science Fair have been eligible to qualify for the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest science fair.

Demetri, who traveled to California last May for INTEL, will gear up to travel to Pittsburgh in May for this year’s event.

Following INTEL, Demetri has signed on to participate in a summer internship with The Jackson Laboratory where he will continue his research before heading to Chile in the fall to train for the winter alpine race season.

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