2015 Award Winners

Category Awards

Animal Sciences
Senior First Place, Alexandra Myers, Stop Cracking Me Up
Senior First Place, Jonathan Feid, Temperature Change on Regeneration
Junior First Place, Adam Lindholm, Curious Crests
Junior Second Place, Abbey Wagner, Too Many Mealworms

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Senior First Place, Quinn Alsheimer, Attitudes Regarding Organ Donation
Senior Second Place, Jillian Carty, #Disease
Senior Third Place, Kailey Chase, Simon Says
Junior First Place, Julia Hancock, Turn It Up?
Junior Second Place, Megan Fowler, Is Music the Key to Success?
Junior Third Place, Jennifer Chiavaroli, So You Think You Can Dance Blind of Deaf

Biochemistry
Senior First Place, Reema Patel and Rupali Shah, Mouthwash 101!

Chemistry
Senior First Place, Sarita Lee, Faux Pheromones: Fancy yet Fatal
Senior Second Place, Karson Harris and Samantha Schwalbe, Rough with Radicals
Senior Third Place, Anna Stevenson, Get Out of the Slurry!
Junior First Place, Alexandra Wettengal, Criminology: The Light of Luminol
Junior Second Place, Dana Schwalbe, Nuke This!
Junior Third Place, John Daniel Croxson, Vitamin C You Later

Computer Science
Senior First Place, Natalie Wolfe, MedMinder
Senior Second Place, Brendan Cain, Periofic Predicting Python
Senior Third Place, Jim Toledo, LCGs and MTs: Which PRNG is Superior?
Junior First Place, Sarah Van Ryswick, Pollution: A People Problem
Junior Second Place, Hannah Jarboe, Bipolar Migrations

Earth and Planetary Sciences
Junior First Place, Sarah Van Ryswick, Pollution: A People Problem
Junior Second Place, Hannah Jarboe, Bipolar Migrations

Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical
Senior First Place, Mina Fahmi, Exoskeleton/Supernumerary Limb System
Senior First Place, James Kelly, Depth Sensing Aid for the Blind
Senior Second Place, Varun Kataria, See the Way
Senior Third Place, Jaret Williams, Smarter Mailbox
Junior First Place, Ryan Williams, Kinect Controlled Robotic Arm
Junior Second Place, Zoe Coughlan, Baby Save
Junior Third Place, Benji White, Power Was Out, Throw It Out

Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering
Senior First Place, John Hoerauf, Comparing Dental Crown Materials
Junior First Place, Emily Imhof, Tornado Test Launch Simulation
Junior Second Place, Madison Marigliano, Go Tree Free
Junior Third Place, Abby Joseph, Alternate Heating Systems

Energy and Transportation
Senior First Place, Michael Delgetty, Generating Electricity from B Radiation
Senior Second Place, Nicholas Tobler, Raining Sparks
Senior Third Place, Alyssa Brookhart, Bacteria: Alternative Energy
Junior First Place, Savannah Jabr, Wind Turbine Blades Efficacy
Junior Second Place, Colin Madden, Here Comes the Sun
Junior Third Place, Tyler Brown, Muddy Bug Power

Environmental Science
Junior First Place, Christopher King, The pH of Water in Different Containers
Junior Second Place, Michael Wilson, Under the Sea
Junior Third Place, Elizabeth Varner, Preventing Soil Erosion

Environmental Management
Senior First Place, Allyson Myers, Wind Turbines: The Deadly Truth
Senior Second Place, Michael Van Ryswick, Keeping the Bay in Mind
Junior First Place, Alicia Linn, Stop Fracking Earthquakes!
Junior Second Place, Susan Rahman, Goodbye Goo
Junior Second Place, Samantha Lang, Is Rock Salt Deadly?

Mathematical Sciences
Senior First Place, Samantha Chan, Calculating the Future
Senior Second Place, Daniel Taft, Baseball: Stadium vs. Stats
Junior First Place, Alexander Motamed, Devising Rubik’s Cube Algorithms
Junior Second Place, Laura Picard, The Amelioration of 235 Signal Timing
Junior Second Place, Madeleine Willette, Fibonacci in Music

Medicine and Health Science
Senior First Place, Roma Kankaria, How Effective Art Suturing Techniques?
Senior Second Place, Abisha Dowla, Solubility of Common OTC Painkillers
Senior Third Place, Arhum Shah, Antibiotics: Natural or Synthetic?
Junior First Place, Blake Bahr, Do Cooling Towels Really Work?
Junior Second Place, Sarah Rooney, Catch That Daphnia

Microbiology
Senior First Place, Jenita Joe, Natural Wonders
Senior Second Place, Kaylee Canales, What is it Reaining?
Senior Third Place, Danielle Joy Tayco, Handles Handling Bacteria
Junior First Place, Olivia Sowa, Dismiss with a Kiss
Junior Second Place, David McHenry, The Last Slice of Cake

Physics and Astronomy
Senior First Place, Jonathan Yu, Smart Sensors for Localizing Blade Impacts
Senior Second Place, William Detrick, Don’t Judge Books by Their Cover
Junior First Place, Gerig Thoman, The Longest Shot
Junior Second Place, Alana White, Tree vs. Roof: Does Slope Matter?
Junior Third Place, Ryan Rex, Three! Motion Matters
Junior Third Place, Joshua Robbins, The Magnet Experiment

Plant Science
Junior First Place, Nicholas Ashenfetler, Read Between the Vines
Junior Second Place, Sam Wilson, Oh, But There’s a Patch…

Sparkle Awards
Senior Winner, Jaret Williams – Smarter Mailbox
Senior Winner, Jonathan Feid – Temperature Change on Regeneration
Senior Winner, Brandt Potas – Don’t Sweat It
Senior Winner, Rebecca Wolf – Solar and Wind: The Perfect Combination
Senior Winner, Joe Johnson – The Self-Cleaning Rake
Senior Winner, Kenneth Polk – The Self-Cleaning Rake
Junior Winner, Adam Lindholm – Curious Crests
Junior Winner, Dana Schwalbe – Nuke This!
Junior Winner, Natalie Voithofer – Don’t Flush Away the Environment
Junior Winner, Caroline Daley – Straight Talk About Scoliosis
Junior Winner, Maya Lee – Daily Doggy Dish
Junior Winner, Sara Van Ryswick – Pollution: A People Problem

Enrichment Award
Senior Division Enrichment Awards
Best Use of Inexpensive Materials, Jillian Carty – #Disease
Best Presentation, Mina Fahmi, Exoskeleton/Supernumerary Limb System
Best Correlation of Data, Sarita Lee, Faux Pheromones: Fancy yet Fatal
Mike Moses Award for Best Teaching Aide, Matthew Marrs, Electromagnetic Ring Launcher

Junior Division Enrichment Awards
Best Use of Inexpensive Materials, Cameron Willette, The Terrific Trash Tower
Best Presentation, Tyler Brown, Muddy Bug Power
Best Correlation of Data, Dana Schwalbe, Nuke This!
Mike Moses Award for Best Teaching Aide , John Daniel Croxson, Vitamin C You Later

Special Awards

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Affiliate Network
Senior First Place, Reema Patel and Rupali Shah – Mouthwash 101!

Discovery Education Young Scientist Challenge (A Junior Division Award)
Junior Award Winner, Alison Russell, A Worm’s Life
Junior Award Winner, Anna Stevenson, Multitasking: Brain Drain or Boost in Efficiency?
Junior Award Winner, Adam Lindholm – Curious Crests
Junior Award Winner, Julia Hancock – Turn It Up?
Junior Award Winner, Alexandra Wettengal – Criminology: The Light of Luminol
Junior Award Winner, Ryan Williams – Kinect Controlled Robotic Arm
Junior Award Winner, Savannah Jabr – Wind Turbine Blades Efficacy
Junior Award Winner, Alicia Linn – Stop Fracking Earthquakes!
Junior Award Winner, Christopher King – The pH of Water in Different Containers
Junior Award Winner, Blake Bahr – Do Cooling Towels Really Work?
Junior Award Winner, Gerig Thoman – The Longest Shot
Junior Award Winner, Nicholas Ashenfetler – Read Between the Vines
Junior Award Winner, Madeliene Willette – Fibonacci in Music

ForeFeathers Enterprises – Technographic Achievement
Award Winner, Jonathan Yu – Smart Sensors for Localizing Blade Impacts

INCOSE
Senior First Place, Mina Fahmi – Exoskeleton/Supernumerary Limb System
Senior Second Place, Varun Kataria – See the Way
Senior Honorable Mention, Jaret Williams – Smarter Mailbox
Senior Honorable Mention, James Kelly – Depth Sensing Aide for the Blind
Junior First Place, Ryan Williams – Kinect Controlled Robotic Arm
Junior Second Place, Benji White – Power was Out, Throw it out?
Junior Honorable Mention, Tyler Brown – Muddy Bug Power

The Patuxent Partnership
Senior Aeronautics/Aerospace Project Award, Matthew Marrs – Electromagnetic Ring Launcher
Senior Electrical/Electronics Project Award, James Kelly – Depth Sensing Aid for the Blind
Senior Environmental/Biological Project Award, Jonathan Feid – Temperature Change on Regeneration
Senior Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer Award, Jaret Williams – Smarter Mailbox
Junior Aeronautics/Aerospace Project Award, Savannah Jabr – Wind Turbine Blades Efficacy
Junior Electrical/Electronics Project Award, Mykayla Hayden – Are Rare Earth Magnets a Motor’s BFF?
Junior Environmental/Biological Project Award, Madison Marigliano – Go Tree Free
Junior Physical/Life-Science Project Award, Ryan Williams – Kinect Controlled Robotic Arm

Society of Women Engineers
Senior Award: Promising, Sarah Carty – Onversion Encursion
Senior Award: Promising, Natalie Wolfe – Med Minder
Senior Award: Outstanding, Allyson Myers – Wind Turbines: The Deadly Truth
Senior Award: Outstanding, Rebekah Torgesen – Self Serve Soft Serve
Junior Award: Promising, Laura Picard – The Amelioration of 235 Signal Timing
Junior Award: Promising Alana White – Tree vs. Roof: Does Slope Matter?
Junior Award: Promising Maya Lee – Daily Doggy Dish
Junior Award: Promising Abby Joseph – Alternate Heating System
Junior Award: Outstanding, Emily Imhof – Tornado Test Launch Simulation

Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Board
Senior First Place, Rebecca Wolf – Solar and Wind
Junior First Place, Michael Wilson – Under the Sea

St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Best Green Project, Michael Van Ryswick – Keeping the Bay in Mind

St. Mary’s Hospital Award
Senior Award Behavioral and Social Sciences, Quinn Alsheimer – Attitudes Regarding Organ Donation
Senior Award Chemistry, Sarita Lee – Faux Pheromones: Fancy yet Fatal
Senior Award Biochemistry, Reema Patel and Rupali Shah – Mouthwash 101!
Senior Award Microbiology, Jenita Joe – Natural Wonders
Senior Award Medicine and Health Sciences, Roma Kankaria – How Effective Are Suturing Techniques?
Junior Award Behavioral and Social Sciences, Julia Hancock – Turn It Up!
Junior Award Chemistry, Alexandra Wettengal – Criminology: The Light of Luminol
Junior Award Microbiology, Olivia Sowa – Dismiss with a Kiss
Junior Award Medicine and Health Sciences, Blake Bahr – Do Cooling Towels Really Work?

Town Creek Garden Club
Senior Division, Allyson Myers – Wind Turbines: The Deadly Truth
Junior Division, Sam Wilson – Oh, But There’s a Patch…

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland – Joseph Priestley Award
Senior Division First Place, James Kelly – Depth Sensing Aid for the Blind
Senior Division Second Place, Allyson Myers – Wind Turbines: The Deadly Truth
Junior Division First Place, Zoe Coughlan – Baby Save
Junior Division Second Place, Madison Marigliano – Go Tree Free

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Scholarship Award
Allyson Myers – Wind Turbines: The Deadly Truth

Southern Maryland Association of Realtors Scholarship Award
James Kelly – Depth Sensing Aid for the Blind

SENIOR GRAND PRIZE
Allyson Myers, Wind Turbines: The Deadly Truth
James Kelly, Depth Sensing Aid for the Blind

JUNIOR GRAND PRIZE
Adam Linholm, Curious Crests
Ryan Williams, Kinect Controlled Robot Arms

The following St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair participants have been invited to compete at the Regional Prince George’s Area Science and Engineering Fair in March 2015.

Senior Division
Alexandra Myers, Stop Cracking Me Up
Jonathan Feid, Temperature Change on Regeneration
Quinn Alsheimer, Attitudes Regarding Organ Donation
Jillian Carty, #Disease
Reema Patel and Rupali Shah, Mouthwash 101!
Sarita Lee, Faux Pheromones: Fancy yet Fatal
Karson Harris and Samantha Schwalbe, Rough with Radicals
Natalie Wolfe, MedMinder
Brendan Cain, Periodic Predicting Python
Mina Fahmi, Exoskeleton/Supernumerary Limb System
James Kelly, Depth Sensing Aid for the Blind
Varun Kataria, See the Way
John Hoerauf, Comparing Dental Crown Materials
Michael Delgetty, Generating Electricity from B Radiation
Nicholas Tobler, Raining Sparks
Allyson Myers, Wind Turbines: The Deadly Truth
Michael Van Ryswick, Keeping the Bay in Mind
Samantha Chan, Calculating the Future
Daniel Taft, Baseball: Stadium vs. Stats
Roma Kankaria, How Effective Art Suturing Techniques?
Abisha Dowla, Solubility of Common OTC Painkillers
Jenita Joe, Natural Wonders
Kaylee Canales, What is it Retaining?
Jonathan Yu, Smart Sensors for Localizing Blade Impacts
William Detrick, Don’t Judge Books by Their Cover

Junior Division
Adam Lindholm, Curious Crests
Abbey Wagner, Too Many Mealworms
Julia Hancock, Turn It Up?
Megan Fowler, Is Music the Key to Success?
Alexandra Wettengal, Criminology: The Light of Luminol
Dana Schwalbe, Nuke This!
Sarah Van Ryswick, Pollution: A People Problem
Hannah Jarboe, Bipolar Migrations
Ryan Williams, Kinect Controlled Robotic Arm
Zoe Coughlan, Baby Save
Emily Imhof, Tornado Test Launch Simulation
Madison Marigliano, Go Tree Free
Savannah Jabr, Wind Turbine Blades Efficacy
Colin Madden, Here Comes the Sun
Alicia Linn, Stop Fracking Earthquakes!
Susan Rahman, Goodbye Goo
Samantha Lang, Is Rock Salt Deadly?
Christopher King, The pH of Water in Different Containers
Michael Wilson, Under the Sea
Alexander Motamed, Devising Rubik’s Cube Algorithms
Laura Picard, The Amelioration of 235 Signal Timing
Madeleine Willette, Fibonacci in Music
Blake Bahr, Do Cooling Towels Really Work?
Sarah Rooney, Catch That Daphnia
Olivia Sowa, Dismiss with a Kiss
David McHenry, The Last Slice of Cake
Gerig Thoman, The Longest Shot
Alana White, Tree vs. Roof: Does Slope Matter?
Nicholas Ashenfetler, Read Between the Vines
Sam Wilson, Oh, But There’s a Patch…

2015 SM SEF Packet and Registration

This year, registration will be done electronically. Students and parents can access the registration form in the packet. Here is the link for the registration form to put on your websites:

https://docs.google.com/a/smcps.org/forms/d/1hJ-ve00iQBtrNQe9xc1CswunWOGT9AJLjR2kfTdCt48/viewform

As students complete the registration online, the information will be compiled as a spreadsheet. Once everyone is done registering, I will filter the spreadsheet by school/teacher and send the information to you to review.

I am proposing that we plan our next science fair meeting for Tuesday, January 20 at 5:30. I will reserve the BOE conference room so we have room to spread out like last year. I will send out calendar invites shortly.

Important dates to remember:

Friday, January 16 @ 4:00 pm: SM SEF Registration Due
February 6 and 7: 55th Annual St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering Fair
February 13 and 14: Snow Dates for SM SEF
March 20-21: Prince George’s Area Science & Engineering Fair
May 10-15: Intel ISEF; Pittsburgh, PA

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

I hope all of you have a great holiday!

2014 Award Winners

Category Awards

Animal Sciences
Senior First Place, Emily Lewin, Do Chickens Have a Favorite Color?
Junior First Place, Alison Russell, A Worm’s Life
Junior Second Place, Finnegan O’Neill, Mealworms: Electromagnetically Radiant
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Senior First Place, Quinn Alsheimer, Dangerous Distraction
Senior Second Place, Lia Moore, Location! Location! Location!
Senior Third Place, Sarah Culver, Tainted Memory: May I Make a Suggestion
Junior First Place, Anna Stevenson, Multitasking: Brain Drain or Boost in Efficiency?
Junior Second Place, Allyson Myers, A More Efficient Path to Success?
Junior Third Place, Laura Picard, Mysterious Effects on Sweet Tea

Biochemistry
Senior First Place, Jude Luke, C the Difference
Senior Second Place, Kaylee Canales, Vitamin C Potency
Senior Third Place, Anna Staats, Pitch Perfect?
Junior First Place, Alyssa Wilson, How Sweet It Is!

Chemistry
Senior First Place, Sarita Lee, Toxic Perfume
Senior Second Place, Anna Kayser, Choosing Your Food
Senior Third Place, Gina Liu, The Convenient Fridge
Junior First Place, Lilly Simmerman, The Utter Electrolytes
Junior Second Place, Jennifer Tennant, Pop Fly
Junior Third Place, John Croxson, Galvanic Corrosion

Computer Science
Senior First Place, Ashton Frech, Speed is My Game
Senior Second Place, Annie Imhof, The Perfect Pantry
Junior First Place, Jim Toledo, Pseudo-Random Number Generators
Junior Second Place, Jay Tracy, Overloaded Packet

Earth and Planetary Science
Junior First Place, Julianna Geyer, Meteors: How the Oceans React on Impact

Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical
Senior First Place, Mina Fahmi, Development of a Teleoperation Robot
Senior Second Place, Michael Dalgetty, Riding the Waves
Senior Third Place, Baily Protzman, Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Senior Third Place, Sarah Carty, Ring of Fire
Junior First Place, Alex Motamed, Harnessing the Power of Waves
Junior Second Place, Siara Rodriguez-Gonzalez, The Birdcage Filtration System
Junior Third Place, Natalie Wolfe, Piezoelectric Shoes: A Power Plant in Motion

Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering
Senior First Place, Jonathan Yu, Electro-magnetic Levitations – Secrets Unraveled
Senior Second Place, Samantha Schwalbe, Beating the Heat with Carbon Fiber
Junior First Place, Emily Imhof, Tornado Test Launching
Junior Second Place, Mikey Van Ryswick, Man vs. Nature: What Wood You Choose?
Junior Third Place, Dana Schwalbe, Insulation Investigation

Energy and Transportation
Senior First Place, Michael Lopez, Rain Power
Senior Second Place, Varun Kataria, The Dawn of Power
Senior Third Place, Rebecca Wolf, Underwater Turbines: Closer to Maximum Efficiency?
Junior First Place, Danile McLawhorn, Direction vs. Direction, Time vs. Time
Junior Second Place, Tucker Protzman, All I Wanna Do is Have Some Sun!
Junior Second Place, Gerig Thoman, Speedy SUV
Junior Third Place, Michael Wilson, Pocket Copter

Environmental Science
Senior First Place, Edward Gesser, Effectiveness of Biopesticides
Senior Second Place, Virginia Detrick, Fertilizer Runoff
Senior Third Place, Patrizia Pelingon, Tissue Decomposition
Junior First Place, Grace Leget, Adios to the Coast
Junior Second Place, Tyler Brown, Hey Guys, Don’t Over Fertilize!
Junior Third Place, Brianna Englert, Now Where Did I Bury that Body?

Environmental Management
Senior First Place, Hannah Simmerman, To Herb or Not to Herb
Senior Second Place, Rupali Shah, Oiler Alert! Oiler Alert!
Senior Third Place, Colin Jonasen, Aggregating Aggregate
Senior Third Place, Abby Simmerman, Oil, It’s (Not) for the Birds

Mathematical Sciences
Senior First Place, Robert Vandegrift, The Hohmann Shuffle
Junior First Place, Marianne Beaulieu, Fractalception – The Art of Randomness
Junior Second Place, Samantha Chan, Chain of Pappus
Junior Second Place, Mark Beaulieu, How Far Should You Drive for Cheap Gas?

Medicine and Health Science
Senior First Place, Rohan Kankaria, Aman Kankaria, and Elena Donahue, What’s in Your Motion Potion?
Senior Second Place, Taylor Kuno, Do You Hear What I Hear?
Junior First Place, Roma Kankaria, Looking Past the Name
Junior Second Place, Natalie Hansford, Fingerprint Patters

Microbiology
Senior First Place, Emma Gilligan, Attack on Bacteria (in Well Water)\
Senior Second Place, Elizabeth Coughlan, Oxygenation on Yeast Metabolism
Senior Third Place, Michelle Beaulieu, Killing More than Just Flies
Junior First Place, Zachary Krawczyk, Protect Your Eyes
Junior Second Place, Alyssa Brookhart, Fountains of Filth

Physics and Astronomy
Senior First Place, Christian Egbert, Which Wing Design Generates the Most Lift?
Senior Second Place, Carlee Joseph, Bouncing Basketballs
Senior Third Place, Jenna Cox, The Impact of Cheerleading
Senior Third Place, Lindsay Hanf, Radiation Infestation
Junior First Place, Jay Lee, Powerful Paddles
Junior Second Place, Olivia Sowa, Fight Light
Junior Third Place, Drew Farrell, The Physics of Cheating in Baseball

Plant Science
Senior First Place, Arhum Shah, The Effect of Microwave Radiation
Senior Second Place, Noah Varner, It’s the Miracle

Sparkle Awards
Senior Winner, Madeleine Beaulieu, Rheology of Non-Newtonian Fluids
Senior Winner, Ashton Frech, Speed is My Game
Senior Winner, Lia Moore, Location! Location! Location
Senior Winner, Edward Gesser, Effectiveness of Biopesticides
Senior Winner, Christian Egbert, Which Wing Design Generates the Most Lift?
Senior Winner, Noah Varner, It’s the Miracle
Junior Winner, Finnegan O’Neill, Mealworms: Electromagnetically Radiant
Junior Winner, Alexxis Stanalonis, Don’t Judge a Saddle Pad by It’s Color
Junior Winner, Siara Rodriguez-Gonzalez, The Birdcage Filtration System
Junior Winner, Samantha Chan, Chain of Pappus
Junior Winner, Jay Lee, Powerful Paddles
Junior Winner, Olivia Sowa, Fright Light

Enrichment Award
Senior Division Enrichment Awards
Best Use of Inexpensive Materials, Madison Taylor, Fun with Faraday Cages
Best Presentation, Michael Dalgetty, Riding the Waves
Best Correlation of Data, Sarita Lee, Toxic Perfumes
Mike Moses Award for Best Teaching Aide, Bailey Protzman, Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Junior Division Enrichment Awards
Best Use of Inexpensive Materials, Alex Motamed, Harnessing the Power of Waves
Best Use of Inexpensive Materials, Ryan Rex, 6-G
Best Presentation, Olivia Sowa, Fight Light
Best Correlation of Data, Alyssa Wilson, How Sweet It Is!
Mike Moses Award for Best Teaching Aide, Samuel Hawkins, BAYCLEAR: Drain and Filter System

Special Awards

Discovery Education Young Scientist Challenge (A Junior Division Award)
Junior Award Winner, Alison Russell, A Worm’s Life
Junior Award Winner, Anna Stevenson, Multitasking: Brain Drain or Boost in Efficiency?
Junior Award Winner, Alyssa Wilson, How Sweet It Is!
Junior Award Winner, Lilly Simmerman, The Utter Electrolytes
Junior Award Winner, Jim Toledo, Pseudo-Random Number Generators
Junior Award Winner, Julianna Geyer, Meteors: How the Oceans React on Impact
Junior Award Winner, Alex Motamed, Harnessing the Power of Waves
Junior Award Winner, Emily Imhof, Tornado Test Launching
Junior Award Winner, Daniel McLawhorn, Direction vs. Direction, Time vs. Time
Junior Award Winner, Grace Leget, Adios to the Coast
Junior Award Winner, Marianne Beaulieu, Fractalception – The Art of Randomness
Junior Award Winner, Roma Kankaria, Looking past the Name
Junior Award Winner, Zachary Krawczyk, Protect Your Eyes
Junior Award Winner, Jay Lee, Powerful Paddles
INCOSE
Senior First Place, Mina Fahmi, Development of a Teleoperational Robot
Senior Second Place, Michael Lopez, Rain Power
Senior Third Place, Annie Imhof, The Perfect Pantry
Junior First Place, Natalie Wolfe, Piezoelectric Shoes: A Power Plant in Motion
Junior Second Place, Alex Motamed, Harnessing the Power of the Waves
Junior Third Place, Olivia Sowa, Fright Flight

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Affiliate Network Science Fair Award
Senior First Place, Michelle Beaulieu, Killing More Than Just Flies

The Patuxent Partnership
Senior Aeronautics/Aerospace Project Award, Robert Vandegrift, The Hohmann Shuffle
Senior Electrical/Electronics Project Award, Jonathan Yu, Electromagnetic Levitation – Secrets Unraveled
Senior Environmental/Biological Project Award, Varun Kataria, The Dawn of Power
Senior Physical/Life-Science Project Award, Sarita Lee, Toxic Perfumes
Junior Aeronautics/Aerospace Project Award, Gerig Thoman, Speedy SUV
Junior Electrical/Electronics Project Award, Natalie Wolfe, Piezoelectric Shoes: A Power Plant in Motion
Junior Environmental/Biological Project Award, Daniel McLawhorn, Direction vs. Direction, Time vs. Time
Junior Physical/Life-Science Project Award, Olivia Sowa, Fight Light

Society of Women Engineers
Promising Engineer Senior First Place, Ashton Frech, Speed is My Game
Promising Engineer Senior Second Place, Samantha Schwalbe, Beating the Heat with Carbon Fiber
Promising Engineer Junior First Place, Natalie Wolfe, Piezoelectric Shoes: A Power Plant in Motion
Creative Engineer Senior First Place, Sarah Carty, Ring of Fire
Creative Engineer Senior Second Place, Annie Imhof, The Perfect Pantry
Creative Engineer Junior First Place, Dana Schwalbe, Insulation Investigation
Creative Engineer Junior Second Place, Siara Rodriguez-Gonzalez, The Birdcage Filtration System
Outstanding Engineer Senior First Place, Bailey Protzman, Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Outstanding Engineer Junior First Place, Emily Imhof, Tornado Test Launching

Southern Maryland Audubon Society
Senior First Place, Rupali Shah, Oiler Alert! Oiler Alert!
Junior First Place, Natalie Wolfe, Piezoelectric Shoes: A Power Plant in Motion

Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Board
Senior First Place, Colin Jonasen, Aggregating Aggregate
Junior First Place, Grace Leget, Adios to the Coast

St. Mary’s Hospital Award
Senior Award Chemistry, Sarita Lee, Toxic Perfumes
Senior Award Biochemistry, Jude Luke, C the Difference
Senior Award Microbiology, Emma Gilligan, Attack on Bacteria (in Well Water)
Senior Award Medicine and Health Sciences, Rohan Kankaria, Aman Kankaria, and Elena Donahue, What’s in Your Motion Potion
Junior Award Chemistry, Lilly Simmerman, The Utter Electrolytes
Junior Award Biochemistry, Alyssa Wilson, How Sweet It Is!
Junior Award Medicine and Health Sciences, Roma Kankaria, Looking Past the Name
Junior Award Microbiology, Zachary Krawczyk, Protect Your Eyes

Town Creek Garden Club
Senior Division First Place, Hannah Simmerman, To Herb or Not to Herb
Junior Division First Place, Samuel Hawkins, BAYCLEAR: Drain and Filter System

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland – Joseph Priestley Award
Senior First Place, Michael Dalgetty, Riding the Waves
Senior Second Place, Rupali Shah, Oiler Alert! Oiler Alert!
Junior First Place, Lilly Simmerman, The Utter Electrolytes
Junior Second Place, Tyler Brown, Hey Guys, Don’t Over Fertilize!

Wyle
Senior First Place Outstanding Aerospace Award, Mina Fahmi, Development of a Teleoperation Robot
Senior Second Place Aerospace Award, Quinn Alsheimer, Dangerous Distraction
Junior First Place Outstanding Aerospace Award, Tucker Protzman, All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Sun!
Junior Second Place Aerospace Award, Alexandra Myers, Is the Conversation Really Worth It?

Southern Maryland Association of Realtors Scholarship Award
Senior Division Grand Award Winner, Michael Lopez, Rain Power

SENIOR GRAND PRIZE
Mina Fahmi, Development of a Teleoperation Robot
Michael Lopez, Rain Power

JUNIOR GRAND PRIZE
Marianne Beaulieu, Fractalception – The Art of Randomness
Alyssa Wilson, How Sweet It Is!

The following St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair participants have been invited to compete at the Regional Prince George’s Area Science and Engineering Fair in April 2014.

Senior Division
Emily Lewin, Do Chickens Have a Favorite Color?
Quinn Alsheimer, Dangerous Distraction
Lia Moore, Location! Location! Location!
Jude Luke, C the Difference
Kaylee Canales, Vitamin C Potency
Sarita Lee, Toxic Perfume
Anna Kayser, Choosing Your Food
Ashton Frech, Speed is My Game
Annie Imhof, The Perfect Pantry
Mina Fahmi, Development of a Teleoperation Robot
Michael Dalgetty, Riding the Waves
Jonathan Yu, Electro-magnetic Levitations – Secrets Unraveled
Samantha Schwalbe, Beating the Heat with Carbon Fiber
Michael Lopez, Rain Power
Varun Kataria, The Dawn of Power
Edward Gesser, Effectiveness of Biopesticides
Virginia Detrick, Fertilizer Runoff
Hannah Simmerman, To Herb or Not to Herb
Rupali Shah, Oiler Alert! Oiler Alert!
Robert Vandegrift, The Hohmann Shuffle
Rohan Kankaria, Aman Kankaria, and Elena Donahue, What’s in Your Motion Potion?
Taylor Kuno, Do You Hear What I Hear?
Emma Gilligan, Attack on Bacteria (in Well Water)\
Elizabeth Coughlan, Oxygenation on Yeast Metabolism
Christian Egbert, Which Wing Design Generates the Most Lift?
Carlee Joseph, Bouncing Basketballs
Arhum Shah, The Effect of Microwave Radiation
Noah Varner, It’s the Miracle

Junior Division
Alison Russell, A Worm’s Life
Finnegan O’Neill, Mealworms: Electromagnetically Radiant
Anna Stevenson, Multitasking: Brain Drain or Boost in Efficiency?
Allyson Myers, A More Efficient Path to Success?
Alyssa Wilson, How Sweet It Is!
Lilly Simmerman, The Utter Electrolytes
Jennifer Tennant, Pop Fly
Jim Toledo, Pseudo-Random Number Generators
Jay Tracy, Overloaded Packet
Julianna Geyer, Meteors: How the Oceans React on Impact
Alex Motamed, Harnessing the Power of Waves
Siara Rodriguez-Gonzalez, The Birdcage Filtration System
Junior Division continued…
Emily Imhof, Tornado Test Launching
Mikey Van Ryswick, Man vs. Nature: What Wood You Choose?
Danile McLawhorn, Direction vs. Direction, Time vs. Time
Tucker Protzman, All I Wanna Do is Have Some Sun!
Gerig Thoman, Speedy SUV
Grace Leget, Adios to the Coast
Tyler Brown, Hey Guys, Don’t Over Fertilize!
Marianne Beaulieu, Fractalception – The Art of Randomness
Samantha Chan, Chain of Pappus
Mark Beaulieu, How Far Should You Drive for Cheap Gas?
Roma Kankaria, Looking Past the Name
Natalie Hansford, Fingerprint Patters
Zachary Krawczyk, Protect Your Eyes
Alyssa Brookhart, Fountains of Filth
Jay Lee, Powerful Paddles
Olivia Sowa, Fight Light

2014 Pictures are Ready

John Walker St. Mary's County Science and Engineering Fair Photographer & Webmaster

John Walker
St. Mary’s Science and Engineering Fair
Photographer & Webmaster

See the menu tab “2014 Fair Pictures” above. Go take a look and pick some out for your news letters, parent, grandparents, teahers, etc. I will be transfering picture from the previous years a quickly as I am able.