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The St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair Board has asked for this wordpress site to be taken down.  There has been little communication between the board and me especially since I retired.  I been assured that they have a new website that they plan to use but they have not communicated that to me.  Before this domain come down I hope to get that web address so I can post it.  I plan to archive this site on my personal site so the history of the fair can be maintained especially the pictures and programs have will be searchable from the web.  It has been enjoyable serving my community and taking all the pictures for everyone.  I wish all the best to the continued success of the St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair.  You can contact me at John@3jws.us

 

2017 Participants Selected to move up to Regional Fair

Seniors invited to Regional Prince George’s Area Science and Engineering Fair

Senior Division

Adam Lindholm, Let’s Put Our Heads Together
Siara Rodriquez-Gonzalez, Tweet Tweet!
Daniel McLawhorn, Oh Say Can You See Vitamin C
Hannah Cha, Earregular
John Podsednik, Exo-Arm
Emily Imhof, The Right Step
Tucker Protzman, To Drink or Not to Drink
James Kelly, Multiclass Motor Imagery Classification
Marianne Beaulieu, Leaf Me to Die
Olivia Sowa, Marine Screen
Kyle Campbell, Smart Blinds
Zoe Coughlan, Electric Didgeridoo
Anna Stevenson, The Scoop on the Poop!
Savannah Jabr, The Dimples Efficacy
Justin Torgesen, Bring the Heat
Joshua Hoffman, Constructing a Third Hand
Bryce Harden, Retractable Parachute
Tahsin Rahman, No Fiber Left Behind: Testing Recycled Fibers
Abigayle Polsky, New But Revised Recycled Insulation
Jack O’Brien, Cat-a-Lax
Samantha Chan, Overdosing on the Ink
Margaret Holmes, Makeup Regimen or Bacterial Haven
Ashley Anderson and Danielle Joy Tayco, Filthy Rich
Finnegan O’Neill, Height-Length Ratios and C-Wings
John McFarland, Optimizing a Trebuchet
Braedon Myers, UFR (Unmanned First Responder)
Jim Toledo, Password A-Salt
Mark Beaulieu, Masterminded

Juniors invited to Regional Prince George’s Area Science and Engineering Fair

Junior Division

Liam McCarthy, Is Something Bugging You?
Tyler Ludlow, The Impact of Video Games on Cognition
Sarah Gill, Can’t See
Mya Wise, Maple Syrup Candy
Hugo Morales, Battle of the Solvents
Alicia Linn, Water in Your Drain: Environmental Pain?
Presley Pickeral, Disinfection Water with Light
Gabriella Bowes, RV Shark
Sarah Fore, Burn Baby Burn
Cooper Brotherton –Gravity Light
William Evans, Saving Lives One Degree at a Time
Mykayla Hayden, An Examination of Drove Propeller Materials
Aidan Fitzgerald, S.O.S Hot Air Balloon
Riley Edgar, Cleaner Water Trough
Devon Cox, Don’t Drink the Water!
Sophia Prior, Does Cost Matter
Beau Hawkins, Light it Up
Michelle Linn, Greenhouse Keepin’ the Heat!
Phillip Morgan, Jr., Distance Velocity, Time Equations and Relationships
Andrea Datan, Ew! I Have a Fungus Problem!
Morgan Watkins, Cleaner Wars
Layne Howe, Pointing Out the Proportionality
Jillian Waxman, To Compost or Not to Compost
Jacqueline Tippett, Fast Grass-T
Ryan Williams, Remotely Op. Planetary Exploration Rover
Tom Wilson, Something Here is Fishy
Anabel Eschenbrenner, Bumper Carts!

2017 Category and Special Awards

Category Awards

Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences
Senior First Place, Adam Lindholm, Let’s Put Our Heads Together
Senior Second Place, Siara Rodriquez-Gonzalez, Tweet Tweet!
Senior Third Place, Pauline Cha, A Bug’s Death
Junior First Place, Liam McCarthy, Is Something Bugging You?

Behavioral and Social Science

Behavioral and Social Science
Senior Third Place, Soar Shah, Youth vs. Wisdom
Senior Third Place, Venzah Hamilton, Colorful Effects
Junior First Place, Tyler Ludlow, The Impact of Video Games on Cognition
Junior Second Place, Sarah Gill, Can’t See
Junior Third Place, David Shim, Hearing is Believing

Biochemistry

Biochemistry
Senior Third Place, Margaret Aaron, Vitamin C in Broccoli
Junior Third Place, Kaitlyn Zhou, Fight Back the Gasses
Junior Third Place, Kristina Chan, Getting Water from Kudzu

Biomedical Health Sciences

Biomedical Health Sciences
Senior First Place, Daniel McLawhorn, Oh Say Can You See Vitamin C
Senior Second Place, Hannah Cha, Earregular
Senior Third Place, Roma Kankaria, Melanoma Resection: Deep and Superficial

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering
Senior First Place, John Podsednik, Exo-Arm
Senior Second Place, Emily Imhof, The Right Step
Senior Third Place, Alexandra Myers and Allyson Myers, Did We Just Solve World Hunger?

Chemistry

Chemistry
Senior First Place, Tucker Protzman, To Drink or Not to Drink
Senior Third Place, Margaret Coughlan, Optimization of the Sparge Phase
Senior Third Place, Derek Chapel, Color Catcher
Junior First Place, Mya Wise, Maple Syrup Candy
Junior Second Place, Hugo Morales, Battle of the Solvents
Junior Third Place, Daniel Ulrich, Burrito Bond

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Senior First Place, James Kelly, Multiclass Motor Imagery Classification
Senior Second Place, Marianne Beaulieu, Leaf Me to Die

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Senior First Place, Olivia Sowa, Marine Screen
Junior First Place, Alicia Linn, Water in Your Drain: Environmental Pain?
Junior Second Place, Presley Pickeral, Disinfection Water with Light
Junior Third Place, Raisa Lees, Meet Acid Rain

Embedded Systems

Embedded Systems
Senior First Place, Kyle Campbell, Smart Blinds
Senior Second Place, Zoe Coughlan, Electric Didgeridoo
Senior Third Place, Natalie Wolfe, Strike Sensing System
Junior First Place, Gabriella Bowes, RV Shark

Energy: Chemical

Energy: Chemical.
Senior First Place, Anna Stevenson, The Scoop on the Poop
Senior Third Place, Tyler Brown, Energy Efficient Electrolysis
Junior First Place, Sarah Fore, Burn Baby Burn

Energy: Physical

2017 Energy: Physical Winners
Senior First Place, Savannah Jabr, The Dimples Efficacy
Senior Second Place, Justin Torgesen, Bring the Heat
Senior Third Place, Samuel Hawkins, S.T.U.F.F
Senior Third Place, Maya Sidorovich, Powered by Light
Junior First Place, Cooper Brotherton, Gravity Light
Junior Second Place, William Evans, Saving Lives One Degree at a Time
Junior Third Place, Sydney Wise, Chillen’

Engineering: Mechanical

2017 Engineering: Mechanical Winners
Senior First Place, Joshua Hoffman, Constructing a Third Hand
Senior Second Place, Bryce Harden, Retractable Parachute
Senior Third Place, Jacob O’Hara, The Optimization of Propeller Thrust
Junior First Place, Mykayla Hayden, An Examination of Drove Propeller Materials
Junior Second Place, Aidan Fitzgerald, S.O.S Hot Air Balloon

Engineering: Environmental

2017 Engineering: Environmental Winners
Senior First Place, Tahsin Rahman, No Fiber Left Behind: Testing Recycled Fibers
Junior First Place, Riley Edgar, Cleaner Water Trough
Junior Second Place, Devon Cox, Don’t Drink the Water!
Junior Third Place, Ria Sharma, Solar Powered Water Desalination

Materials Science

2017 Materials Science Winners
Senior First Place, Abigayle Polsky, New But Revised Recycled Insulation
Senior Second Place, Jack O’Brien, Cat-a-Lax
Senior Third Place, Kyra Pratley, Next Gen Armor
Junior First Place, Sophia Prior, Does Cost Matter
Junior Second Place, Beau Hawkins, Light it Up
Junior Second Place, Michelle Linn, Greenhouse Keepin’ the Heat!
Junior Third Place, Mackenzie Mozzo, Turn Off the Heat
Junior Third Place, Bronte Pepper-Hicks, Hey, Did You Lose Weight?

Mathematics

2017 Mathematics Winners
Senior First Place, Samantha Chan, Overdosing on the Ink
Junior First Place, Phillip Morgan, Jr., Distance Velocity, Time Equations and Relationships

Microbiology

2017 Microbiology Winners
Senior First Place, Margaret Holmes, Makeup Regimen or Bacterial Haven
Senior Second Place, Ashley Anderson and Danielle Joy Tayco, Filthy Rich
Senior Third Place, Lily Simmerman, Locker Room Bacteria
Junior First Place, Andrea Datan, Ew! I Have a Fungus Problem!
Junior Second Place, Morgan Watkins, Cleaner Wars
Junior Third Place, Lillie Parrish, Does Green Really Clean?

Physics and Astronomy

2017 Physics and Astronomy Winners
Senior First Place, Finnegan O’Neill, Height-Length Ratios and C-Wings
Senior Second Place, John McFarland, Optimizing a Trebuchet
Junior First Place, Layne Howe, Pointing Out the Proportionality

Plant Science

2017 Plant Science Winners
Junior First Place, Jillian Waxman, To Compost or Not to Compost
Junior Second Place, Jacqueline Tippett, Fast Grass-T
Junior Third Place, Anna Feid, Sea Lettuce: Can it Take the Heat

Robotics and Intelligent Machines

2017 Robotics and Intelligent Machines Winners
Senior First Place, Braedon Myers, UFR (Unmanned First Responder)
Junior First Place, Ryan Williams, Remotely Op. Planetary Exploration Rover
Junior Second Place, Tom Wilson, Something Here is Fishy

Systems Software

2017 Systems Software Winners
Senior First Place, Jim Toledo, Password A-Salt
Senior Second Place, Mark Beaulieu, Masterminded
Senior Third Place, Maya Lee, CAD-igami

GRAND PRIZE AWARDS

Junior Grand Award, Ryan Williams, Remotely Op. Planetary Exploration Rover Junior Grand Award, Tyler Ludlow, The Impact of Video Games on Cognition

Senior Grand Award, James Kelly, Multiclass Motor Imagery Classification
Senior Grand Award, Savannah Jabr, The Dimples Efficacy

Sparkle Awards

2017 Sparkle Awards
Senior Winner, Laura Picard, Lazy Cat to Crazy Cat
Senior Winner, Taylor Jackson, CO on the GO
Senior Winner, Makayla Mikesell, Drying Umbrella Stand
Senior Winner, Austin Adams, Solar Changing System
Senior Winner, Michael Gioia, Transferable Lacrosse Pocket
Senior Winner, Kyra Pratley, Next Gen Armor
Junior Winner, Gabriella Bowes, RV Shark
Junior Winner, Daniel Ulrich, Burrito Bond
Junior Winner, Jake Taylor, The Insulating T-Shirt
Junior Winner, Phillip Morgan Jr., Distance, Velocity, Time Equations & Relationships
Junior Winner, Jacqueline Tippett, Fast Grass-T
Junior Winner, Raisa Lees, Meet Acid Rain

Enrichment Awards

2017 Senior Division Enrichment Awards
Best Use of Inexpensive Materials, Maya Lee, CAD-igami
Best Presentation, Anna Stevenson, The Scoop on the Poop!
Best Correlation of Data, Samantha Chan, Overdosing on the Ink
Mike Moses Award for Best Teaching Aide, Haley Morris, What Material Best Insulates a Home?
Junior Division Enrichment Awards
Best Use of Inexpensive Materials, Ria Sharma, Solar Powered Water Desalination
Best Presentation, Tom Wilson, Something Here is Fishy
Best Correlation of Data, Jacqueline Tippett, Fast Grass-T
Mike Moses Award for Best Teaching Aide, Hugo Morales, Battle of the Solvents

Special Awards

Discovery Education, Discovery’s Young Scientist Challenge

Discovery Education, Discovery’s Young Scientist Challenge
Junior Awards, Liam McCarthy – Is Something Bugging You?
Junior Awards, Tyler Ludlow, The Impact of Video Games on Cognition
Junior Awards, Mya Wise – Maple Syrup Candy
Junior Awards, Alicia Linn, Water in Your Drain: Environmental Pain?
Junior Awards, Gabriella Bowes, RV Shark
Junior Awards, Sarah Fore – Burn Baby Burn
Junior Awards, Cooper Brotherton –Gravity Light
Junior Awards, Mykayla Hayden – An Examination of Drove Propeller Materials
Junior Awards, Riley Edgar – Cleaner Water Trough
Junior Awards, Sophia Prior, Does Cost Matter
Junior Awards, Phillip Morgan, Jr., Distance Velocity, Time Equations and Relationships
Junior Awards, Andrea Datan, Ew! I Have a Fungus Problem!
Junior Awards, Layne Howe, Pointing Out the Proportionality
Junior Awards, Jillian Waxman – To Compost or Not to Compost
Junior Awards, Ryan Williams, Remotely Op. Planetary Exploration Rover
Junior Awards, Anabel Eschenbrenner – Bumper Carts!

ForeFeathers Enterprises

2017 Technographic Achievement Award Winner Emily Imhof – The Right Step

INCOSE

2017 INCOSE Award Winners
Senior First Place, Braedon Myers, UFR (Unmanned First Responder)
Senior Second Place, Natalie Wolfe, Strike Sensing System
Senior Award, Kathryn McCurdy, Automatic Window Washer
Junior First Place, Ryan Williams, Remotely Op. Planetary Exploration Rover
Junior Second Place, Tom Wilson, Something Here is Fishy
Junior Award, Ria Sharma, Solar Powered Water Desalination

The Patuxent Partnership

2017 The Patuxent Partnership Winners
Senior Aeronautics/Aerospace Project Award, Savannah Jabr, The Dimples Efficacy
Senior Electrical/Electronics Project Award, Natalie Wolfe, Strike Sensing System
Senior Environmental/Biological Project Award, James Kelly, Multiclass Motor Imagery Classification
Senior Unmanned System Chief Engineer Award, Braedon Myers, UFR (Unmanned First Responder)
Junior Aeronautics/Aerospace Project Award, Mykayla Hayden, An Examination of Drone Propeller
Materials
Junior Electrical/Electronics Project Award, Ryan Williams, Remotely Op. Planetary Exploration Rover
Junior Environmental/Biological Project Award, Tom Wilson, Something Here is Fishy
Junior Unmanned System Chief Engineer Award, Gabriella Bowes, RV Shark

Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Board

2017 Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Board Winners
Senior First Place, Anna Stevenson – The Scoop on the Poop!
Senior Honorable Mention, Paulina Cha – A Bug’s Death
Junior First Place, Jacqueline Tippett – Fast Grass-T
Junior Honorable Mention, Marc Hauenstein – Soil Reducing Flood and Drought Damage

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

2017 MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Winners
Senior Award, Daniel McLawhorn – Oh Say Can You See Vitamin C
Senior Award, John Podsednik, Exo-Arm
Senior Award, Margaret Holmes, Makeup Regimen or Bacterial Haven
Junior Award, Anabel Eschenbrenner – Bumper Carts!
Junior Award, Andrea Datan, Ew! I Have a Fungus Problem!

Town Creek Garden Club

2017 Town Creek Garden Club Winners
Senior Division, Samuel Hawkins, S.T.U.F.F.
Junior Division, Jillian Waxman, To Compost or Not to Compost

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland, Joseph Priestley Award

2017 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland, Joseph Priestley Award Winners
Senior Division First Place, Allyson Myers and Alexandra Myers, Did We Just Solve World Hunger?
Senior Division Second Place, Tyler Brown, Energy Efficient Electrolysis
Junior Division First Place, Liam McCarthy, Is Something Bugging You?
Junior Division Second Place, Alicia Linn, Water in Your Drain: Environmental Pain?

 

2016 Category Grand Award Winners – First among Firsts

2016 St. Mary's County Science and Engineering Fair Grand Award Winners
2016 St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair Grand Award Winners

SENIOR GRAND PRIZE
Roma Kankaria, Melanoma and the Art of Resection

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Jonathan Yu, Wireless Sensing for Blade Impacts

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JUNIOR GRAND PRIZE
Olivia Sowa, Radiation to the Nation

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Ryan Williams, STACS: Spatially Targeting Air Cooling System

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Ryan Williams, STACS: Spatially Targeting Air Cooling System
Ryan Williams, STACS: Spatially Targeting Air Cooling System

[All pictures can be requested using the pictures tab under 2016 Pictures]

2016 Category Award Winners

[All pictures can be requested using the pictures tab under 2016 Pictures]

Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences Senior First Place, Adam Lindholm, Heads or Tails? Senior Second Place, Laura Picard, The Ins and Outs of a Cats Dynamics Senior Third Place, Sean Detrick, The Best Trap for Fruit Flies Junior First Place, Josie Garner, Do Fish Have Schedules? Junior Second Place, Staci Lang, Do Lost Dogs Predict Earthquakes?
Animal Sciences
Senior First Place, Adam Lindholm, Heads or Tails?
Senior Second Place, Laura Picard, The Ins and Outs of a Cats Dynamics
Senior Third Place, Sean Detrick, The Best Trap for Fruit Flies
Junior First Place, Josie Garner, Do Fish Have Schedules?
Junior Second Place, Staci Lang, Do Lost Dogs Predict Earthquakes?

Behavioral and Social Science

Behavioral and Social Science Senior First Place, Joshua Hoffman, Handheld Devices and Situational Awareness Senior Second Place, Makayla Hudziak, Got Taste? Linking Senses and Reason Junior First Place, Jenna Owens(Missing), How Could I Be Wrong? Junior Second Place, Presley Pickeral, The Science Behind Afterimages
Behavioral and Social Science
Senior First Place, Joshua Hoffman, Handheld Devices and Situational Awareness
Senior Second Place, Makayla Hudziak, Got Taste? Linking Senses and Reason
Junior First Place, Jenna Owens(Missing), How Could I Be Wrong?
Junior Second Place, Presley Pickeral, The Science Behind Afterimages

Biomedical Health Sciences

Biomedical Health Sciences Senior First Place, Roma Kankaria, Melanoma and the Art of Resection Senior Second Place, Varun Kataria, How Sweet It Is Senior Third Place, William Bachner, D.H.A.T.L Junior First Place, Daniel McLawhorn, The Sugar War Junior Second Place, Nicholas Ashenfelter, Six Feet Under Junior Third Place, Alicia Linn, Is Your Fitbit a Misfit? Junior Third Place, Andrew Ng, Conductivity Relationship to Dehydration
Biomedical Health Sciences
Senior First Place, Roma Kankaria, Melanoma and the Art of Resection
Senior Second Place, Varun Kataria, How Sweet It Is
Senior Third Place, William Bachner, D.H.A.T.L
Junior First Place, Daniel McLawhorn, The Sugar War
Junior Second Place, Nicholas Ashenfelter, Six Feet Under
Junior Third Place, Alicia Linn, Is Your Fitbit a Misfit?
Junior Third Place, Andrew Ng, Conductivity Relationship to Dehydration

Chemistry

Chemistry Senior First Place, Roselyanne Cepero-Santos, Electrolysis: The Current Way to Clean Senior Second Place, Maggie Coughlen, Fermentability of Specialty Grains Senior Third Place, The Mpemba Effect: Tap vs. DI Water
Chemistry
Senior First Place, Roselyanne Cepero-Santos, Electrolysis: The Current Way to Clean
Senior Second Place, Maggie Coughlen, Fermentability of Specialty Grains
Senior Third Place, The Mpemba Effect: Tap vs. DI Water

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Senior First Place, Marianne Beaulieu, It’s Chaos, SIR Senior Third Place, Samantha Chan (missing), Programming from Adolescent to Adulthood
Senior First Place, Marianne Beaulieu, It’s Chaos, SIR
Senior Third Place, Samantha Chan (missing), Programming from Adolescent to Adulthood

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Earth and Environmental Sciences Senior First Place, Alyssa Brookhart, Cleaning Up Oil Spills: Oil Soils Junior First Place, Hannah Jarboe, Does Ocean Acidification Affect the Chesapeake Bay? Junior Second Place, Sausan Rahman, Pollution Load by the Road Junior Third Place, Mason Boyers, How Does Rain Affect the Bay?
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Senior First Place, Alyssa Brookhart, Cleaning Up Oil Spills: Oil Soils
Junior First Place, Hannah Jarboe, Does Ocean Acidification Affect the Chesapeake Bay?
Junior Second Place, Sausan Rahman, Pollution Load by the Road
Junior Third Place, Mason Boyers, How Does Rain Affect the Bay?

Embedded Systems

Embedded Systems Senior First Place, Jaret Williams, Ultrasonic Backup Sensor Senior Second Place, James Kelly, Development of a Low Cast Neuroprosthetic Senior Third Place, Matthew Garrison, Garage-o-Matic
Embedded Systems
Senior First Place, Jaret Williams, Ultrasonic Backup Sensor
Senior Second Place, James Kelly, Development of a Low Cast Neuroprosthetic
Senior Third Place, Matthew Garrison, Garage-o-Matic

Energy: Chemical

Energy: Chemical Junior First Place, Anthony Walsh, Which Battery Lasts the Longest?
Energy: Chemical
Junior First Place, Anthony Walsh, Which Battery Lasts the Longest?

Energy: Physical

Energy: Physical Senior First Place, Natalie Wolfe, Piezoelectric Pedal Power Senior Second Place, Savanah Jabr, T/C, Efficacy Senior Third Place, Michael Collier, Tidal Energy Using a Pressure Delta Junior First Place, Madison Marigliano, Turbines for Tin Lizzie
Energy: Physical
Senior First Place, Natalie Wolfe, Piezoelectric Pedal Power
Senior Second Place, Savanah Jabr, T/C, Efficacy
Senior Third Place, Michael Collier, Tidal Energy Using a Pressure Delta
Junior First Place, Madison Marigliano, Turbines for Tin Lizzie

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics Senior First Place, Jay Lee, Creating a Spherical 3D Printer Senior Second Place, Alex Motamed, Welding 3-D Printed Plastics Senior Third Place, David Tydings, Automotive Soundproofing Junior First Place, Maya Lee, OutSTANDing Origami Junior Second Place, Kent Sipe, Filter the Foods Out Junior Third Place, Zoe Coughlan, Child Alerts
Engineering Mechanics
Senior First Place, Jay Lee, Creating a Spherical 3D Printer
Senior Second Place, Alex Motamed, Welding 3-D Printed Plastics
Senior Third Place, David Tydings, Automotive Soundproofing
Junior First Place, Maya Lee, OutSTANDing Origami
Junior Second Place, Kent Sipe, Filter the Foods Out
Junior Third Place, Zoe Coughlan, Child Alerts

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Senior First Place, Allyson Myers, The Balance of Power and Death Senior Second Place, Tahsin Rahman, No Fiber Left Behind
Environmental Engineering
Senior First Place, Allyson Myers, The Balance of Power and Death
Senior Second Place, Tahsin Rahman, No Fiber Left Behind

Materials Science

Materials Science Senior First Place, Bryce Harden, Klingon Clothing and OA Accessories Junior First Place, Colin Koch, Wooden Rainbow Junior Third Place, Connor Eagan, Aiming True

Microbiology

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Microbiology Senior First Place, Danielle Tayco, Oligodynamic Effect: Brass and Copper Junior First Place, Lily Simmerman, Shoe Goo!

Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Senior First Place, Jonathan Yu, Wireless Sensing for Blade Impacts Senior Second Place, Joseph Crawford, The Gauss Rifle: A Magnetic Linear Accelerator Junior First Place, Olivia Sowa, Radiation to the Nation Bronte Pepper-Hicks, May the (Magnetic) Force Be With You Junior Second Place, Daniel Ulrich, AH! AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! Junior Third Place, Patricia Gaydar, What an Electrical Situation
Physics and Astronomy
Senior First Place, Jonathan Yu, Wireless Sensing for Blade Impacts
Senior Second Place, Joseph Crawford, The Gauss Rifle: A Magnetic Linear Accelerator
Junior First Place, Olivia Sowa, Radiation to the Nation
Bronte Pepper-Hicks, May the (Magnetic) Force Be With You
Junior Second Place, Daniel Ulrich, AH! AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
Junior Third Place, Patricia Gaydar, What an Electrical Situation

Plant Science

Plant Science Senior First Place, Michelle Beaulieu, Belly of the Beast Senior Second Place, Alexandra Myers, Radiation: Salvation or Devastation? Junior First Place, Sarah Gill, All Spun Up! Junior Second Place, Sara Fletcher, Does “Full Circle” Actually Help Plant Growth? Junior Second Place, Jackie Tippett, How to Get the Most Out of Your Compost Junior Third Place, Mackenzie Mozzo, PH Speeding Up Plants
Plant Science
Senior First Place, Michelle Beaulieu, Belly of the Beast
Senior Second Place, Alexandra Myers, Radiation: Salvation or Devastation?
Junior First Place, Sarah Gill, All Spun Up!
Junior Second Place, Sara Fletcher, Does “Full Circle” Actually Help Plant Growth?
Junior Second Place, Jackie Tippett, How to Get the Most Out of Your Compost
Junior Third Place, Mackenzie Mozzo, PH Speeding Up Plants

Robotics and Intelligent Machines

Robotics and Intelligent Machines Junior First Place, Ryan Williams, STACS: Spatially Targeting Air Cooling System
Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Junior First Place, Ryan Williams, STACS: Spatially Targeting Air Cooling System

Systems Software

Systems Software Senior First Place, Ian Madden, Select* From Science Senior Second Place, Emily Imhof, To Eat or Not to Eat Senior Third Place, Justus Hall, Wi-Lan Junior First Place, Benji White, The Great Drone Search
Systems Software
Senior First Place, Ian Madden, Select* From Science
Senior Second Place, Emily Imhof, To Eat or Not to Eat
Senior Third Place, Justus Hall, Wi-Lan
Junior First Place, Benji White, The Great Drone Search

[All pictures can be requested using the pictures tab under 2016 Pictures]
 

The Fair Is Set

We had our last board meeting before the fair last night.  It was well attended with at least 14 board members, teachers and supporters showing up.  We have 106 registered students for the fair and hope that most if not all will check-in Friday.  History has shown that we risk a drop off when the snow day is used like this year so we will have to keep our fingers crossed.  That is true also for the approximately 60 judges we have registered to support the fair.

Specifically what we are expecting is: 54 Senior Division Projects, 22 of which have chosen to be judged as Engineering projects and 28 as Science Projects, 51 Junior Division Projects, 17 Engineering and 34 Science.  The total number of registered projects is down by about 20% from last year.  The number of Junior Division projects usually significantly out numbers the Senior Division so I am personally worried about the future participation.

With all the new categories we could give 27 Senior Division and 26 Junior Division students the opportunity to compete in the Regional Fair: Prince George’s Area Science Fair(PGASF). That will cost the Board about $2000 of the money donated by our community.  The report on our finances shows we have the money.  However we never have enough money if we do as well as we can at PGASF as the four Senior Grand Award winners are given the expense paid opportunity to go to the International Science and Engineering Fair.  If the winners come from our fair we are expected to fund the expenses of the students, their projects and possibly two chaperone.  It is always a worrisome affaire.  We want our students to do the best but we have not the money if they do.  So if you or your organization can help please consider a donation to our all volunteer organization.  PGASF is scheduled for 18-19 March.

 

Snow Date for Fair will be used!

The Blizzard of 2016 is forcing us to postpone the science fair to the scheduled snow dates of Feb 12 & 13.  Have talked with Jason and others to make this determination.  Schools are likely to be closed Monday and Tuesday and on delays after that.  This precludes our getting together to finalize all our arrangements. Also, the space camp students are stranded in Alabama.

Hope you all got through the storm in good shape.  Things are fine at our house.  Relieved to not lose power.  We’ll be in touch for our next meeting.  I would expect that it will be the Tuesday before the fair.

Al