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Ricoh Sustainable development Award Presented To Three Students At Intel ISEF 2007 Special Awards Ceremony


Ricoh Americas Corporation presented three high school students with the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2007 hosted by Agilent Technologies during a special awards ceremony in Albuquerque on Thursday night. The students will share a $50,000 scholarship from Ricoh Americas Corporation.
The three students who received top honors at the ceremony were DJ Ray Horton of Hotchkiss High School in Hotchkiss, Colorado, for his four year study on the biological control of a common corn crop parasite and Emily Levine and Danielle Lent of Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls in Hewlett, New York, for their research on optimizing recycled polymer blends using supercritical carbon dioxide.

“At Ricoh we are committed to pursuing technological excellence while preserving our environment, therefore, our participation at Intel ISEF is about engaging future business leaders in this critical mission,” said Robert Whitehouse, director, Environmental Management and Product Compliance, Ricoh Americas Corporation.

A team of judges comprised of engineers, scientists, business professionals and educators reviewed entries among all the general award categories to determine the winner of the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award. The winning entries this year contained the principles and technical innovations that were deemed most likely to encourage environmentally-friendly practices and social responsibility among businesses.

The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science and is held every year in May. Intel ISEF brings together over 1,500 students from around the world to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, and scientific field trips. This year’s event was held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Sunday, May 13 – Friday, May 18. During a week of stimulating discourse on issues of technology and social responsibility, the attendees’ attention was focused on the special award’s night where the most outstanding projects in the show would be honored.


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