My name is Emily Schultheis; I am currently a junior at Glenelg HS. I have benefited from three consecutive years of the Independent Research/Mentorship Programs. In previous years, I dedicated much of my creative energy to scientific research, particularly in robotics and optical engineering. I began competing in science fairs in fourth grade and have continued to participate every year since. My sophomore project, Negative Feedback on an Autonomous Optically-Guided Robotic Arm, was recently awarded the First Division Grand Prize in Physical Sciences at the Baltimore Regional Science Fair. Consequently, I was honored to compete in the largest student science competition in the world: Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Reno, Nevada 2009.
From an intense study of the traditional sciences, I hoped to develop an understanding and appreciation for the scientific element and thought process. I have now decided to explore a different and equally compelling aspect of human ingenuity: artistic expression.
For more information on my previous work, please visit the sites below:
- CV: Emily Schultheis
- 2008-2009 Research Paper [for 2008-2009 Project: Negative Feedback on an Autonomous Optically-Guided Robotic Arm]
- Baltimore Sun Publication: "Getting a Grip on Botany": John Williams IV [in Reference to 2008-2009 Project: Negative Feedback on an Autonomous Optically-Guided Robotic Arm] (requires purchase)
- 2009 Society for Science Intel ISEF Finalist Directory (Project ID #EE074) [in Reference to 2008-2009 Project: Negative Feedback on an Autonomous Optically-Guided Robotic Arm]
- Washington Academy of Science Listing of 2008 Presenters at National Science Foundation Headquarters: National Optical Society of America Capital Section: Machine Vision Assessment of Distance to Tomatoes of Unknown Size