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May 10, 2010 Local News No Comments
Hebron sisters Bridget and Theresa Oei who won honors for their ideas about sustainable energy. Contributed photo

Hebron sisters Bridget and Theresa Oei who won honors for their ideas about sustainable energy. Contributed photo

Hebron sisters Bridget and Theresa Oei recently received awards at the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering & Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEP) in Houston.

Bridget Oei, an 8th-grade home-schooled student, and Theresa Oei, a junior at East Catholic High School, won the trip at the 62nd annual Connecticut Science Fair.

Bridget Oei earned her trip to I-SWEEEP for her project, ‘The Application of Faraday’s Law of Induction to Harness Ocean Wave Energy.’

For the second year in a row, she won a gold medal in the Junior Energy category at I-SWEEEP and $500.

Her project also was selected from all the gold medal winners in her category to receive the Grand Award in the Junior Energy category at I-SWEEEP, the only person to ever earn this honor.

She also earned a special award from the U.S. Navy -Office of Naval Research.

Theresa Oei earned the I-SWEEEP trip with her project, ‘Prototype Dual Kite Power System to Harvest High Altitude Wind Energy.’

Her project was one of 10 out of the 170 projects in the Senior Energy category to receive a gold medal. For this achievement, she also earned $1,000.

Posted May 10, 2010

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