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MRIGlobal Proud to Serve as Platinum Presenting Sponsor of Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair


Excellence in Science Award Presented to Best of the Best

Our second President & CEO, Dr. Charles N. Kimball, helped establish the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair with the goal of developing and retaining scientific knowledge and expertise in the Midwest. Today, supporting and inspiring students from elementary, middle, and high schools from across the 15-county region, the awards ceremony for the event bears his name. At MRIGlobal, as we celebrate our institute’s 80th anniversary, we were proud to continue supporting his vision and honored to serve as event sponsor for the 68th consecutive year. This year, more than 20 of our scientists, engineers, and support staff served as event mentors, volunteers, and judges. Through this work, we benefit students from the communities in which we work, play, and live.   

Now in its second year, the MRIGlobal Excellence in Science Award recognized what was judged to be the very best of the entries in the Senior Division. Its goal was to recognize excellence in pursuit of objective, scientific truth and progress. 

This year’s winner was Anshika Kapoor from Olathe North High School for her project “Effects of PKD Mutations on Hepatocyte Fitness.” Using a sophisticated genetically modified animal model and an impressively thorough and conservatively analyzed study, Kapoor tackled an important health problem that affects approximately 1 in 800 people in the United States. 

Once again, we were proud to support this event that has given so much to the development of area students who are pursuing an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and the schools that are developing the brightest minds of tomorrow. We are always looking for scientists, engineers, and staff who are committed to purpose-driven work and share our passion for making the world healthier, safer, and more sustainable. We hope these students, with their impressive ideas and research, will help us continue our mission in the future.   

Congratulations to all the students and winners of the 73rd Annual Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair! They deserve a large round of applause for their hard work and dedication to their projects, and we look forward to seeing them pursue careers in STEM fields.   


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