Incoming Freshman to Take Award-Winning Science Project to Peru


Incoming freshman Snehi Shah ’19 will take her 2014 science project to another level of research. (Courtesy: Mark Holan/Special to Sun News)

Incoming freshman Snehi Shah ’19 will be accompanying her father, Dr. Shetal Shah, and other doctors, medical students and nurses on their annual trip to Peru in June. The Incarnate Word Academy eighth grader will be conducting further research for a science project that last year won her first place in the NEO Science and Engineering Fair.

Her project was titled “How Do Loud Sounds Affect Hearing, Concentration, Symptom, Pulse and Blood Pressure?” A resident of Broadview Heights, Snehi won other awards at district and state levels and qualified for the Broadcom Masters.

Snehi and her father, a radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, will visit the Sacred Valley in Peru and Lima, the country’s capital. She submitted a proposal to conduct the research, and it was accepted by the Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic School of Medicine Global Health Elective. She will focus on vision and hearing screenings at various locations while in Peru.

Snehi will attend Padua Franciscan High School in the fall and enroll in our award-winning MedTrack program. She plans on becoming a surgeon, a pediatrician or a dentist.

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