Program and Alumni in the News

Take a moment and read about some of the accomplishments of our students and alumni. Hillman Academy students have participated in competitions, talks, published papers, and more.

College News

Congratulations to Maria R. for accepting a full ride into the University of Pennsylvania through the QuestBridge National College Match!

Congratulations to Sean R. for winning a full-tuition Gates Scholarship! You can read more about Sean’s journey HERE.

2022 – 2023 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

Congratulations to Lucy P. and Ryan K. for being selected for the AMIA poster presentation.

2022 Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science

Congratulations to Donise, Donovan, Enysah, Marcus and Sophia for placing 1st in this year’s PJAS competition and Erika Rispoli for winning the Director’s Award in Biology for the regional competition.

2022 The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

Congratulations to Niya, Maria, Taylor, Sean and Anyssa for presenting at The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)


2021 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing

Congratulations to Amanda, Amira, Erika, and Alexandria for their success at this year’s National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Fair. 
2021 National Winner
2021 Western PA Winner, National Honorable Mention
2021 Western PA Winner, National Honorable Mention
2021 National Winner 

Regeneron ISEF Finalist

Regeneron ISEF Finalist

2020 PRSEF YES Students

Congratulations to YES Students Noelle, Ore, Pablo, Marcus, and Sean for their projects at the 2020 PA Regional Science and Engineering Fair. 

2020 PRSEF Winners

Congratulations to Maxim, Nicole, Zehra, David, and Sari for their projects at the 2020 PA Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

2020 – Finalist

2020 – Finalist

2020 – Finalist

Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair

Congratulations to Taylor for her 2nd place finish at the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair.

American Medical Informatics Association Conference 2019

Congratulations to David and Aaron for presenting their research at AMIA 2019. Keep up the great work!…/a…/amia-2019/high-school-scholars/

HAIS Science Fair and ISEF Qualification

Congratulations to Taylor for winning 1st place at the HAIS Science fair and qualifying for ISEF!

Spiegel Award Essay Contest

Congratulations to Taylor for winning the Spiegel Award Essay Contest! Her paper “New Technological Warfare: The Power of the Public” came in 1st place!

Rust Belt Microbiome Conference

Congratulations to Aria for presenting her poster at the Rust Belt Microbiome Conference last November.

Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Congratulations to Kiran for getting gold in the Northeast Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair!


NCWIT Awards for Aspirations in Computing

Congratulations to Amulya for being one of 40 national winners of the NCWIT Awards for Aspirations in Computing!

Saturday Light Brigade Radio Interview

Thank you to Kero, David and Solomon for talking about the wonderful expereinces and opportunities we have to offer. For more information about SLB radio please visit their website at:

To listen to the interview:

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Congratulations to Aria and Nicole for being selected in the top 300 semifinalists for the Regenron Science Talent Search.

KDKA Kidsburgh Interview

The Hillman Academy was interviewed for KDKA’s Kidsburgh Segment. Thank you to Nicole and Tiara for sharing their experience!

Interview on The Confluence (90.5 WESA Pittsburgh NPR Station)

Check out our live radio interview on The Confluence. Interview starts at the 22:49 mark. Includes Program Coordinator Solomon Livshits, Doris Duke Intern David Donehue, and Hillman Academy Student Rachel Rosenzweig.

2019 ISEF

Congratulations to Aria Eppinger for placing 4th in Microbilogy at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

2019 PRSEF Winners

Congratualtions to Aria Eppinger and Maria-Youmana Zarour for getting 1st place in Medicine and 3rd place in Biology at the 2019 Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detriot

Congratualtions to Saaz Malhotra for winning the Grand award at SEFMD! Additionally he qualified for ISEF!

Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Congratualtions to Beatrice Milnes adn Adelle Fernando for 1st and 3rd overall as well as 1st place in Biomedical Health and Math & Computers categories respectively!

2018 Pacific Symposium for Science & Sustainability

Congratualtions to Tojo (Terric) Abella for 2nd place on his Presentation. Also for qualifying for the 2018 ISEF! 

AMIA Translational Bioinformatics Summit

Congratualtions to Brian for a poster submission and presentaiton!

IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics

Congratulations to Adam on a conference publication!

2018 Regenron Science Talaent Search

Congratualtions to Nicole!

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Intel ISEF 2017 Results

Congratulations to Shania, Jahnik, and Elizabeth!

AMIA 2017

Congratulations to Aria, Janet, Cece, Shania, and Adam for being invited to present their work from this summer at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Conference in DC! Thank you to their dedicated mentors Drs. Lu, Chen, Sejdic, Khalifa, Morris, and Visweswaran and to program leaders Drs. Ferris and Becich.

PRSEF 2017

Congratulations to Jahnik for winning First Place in Medicine/Health/Microbiology; to Kevin for winning First Place in Computer Science/Math; to Nicole for 4th place in Medicine/Health/Microbiology; and to Angela for winning a scholarship to Allegheny College and Chatham University all at the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair!

August 15, 2016 — Pine-Richland student earns praise for summer work in lab
Photo source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

2020 Scholar Announcement