March 24, 2018

Calvert Science Fair Special Awards Set

Special Awards

Winners of the 2018 Calvert County Science & Engineering Special Awards for middle and high school students have been announced by The Patuxent Partnership.

TPP awarded eight participants in the Science and Engineering Fair from senior and junior divisions in the areas of aeronautics and aerospace; environmental and biological; electrical and electronics; and the Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer award.

Aeronautics and Aerospace Award

Senior Division: Catherine Bubser, Northern High School, “Alternative Energy: Biogas Digester”

Junior Division: Ahnaf Anowar, Kyle Brady, and Jackson Goehle, Windy Hill Middle School, “Egg Drop Design Project”

Electrical and Electronics Award

Senior Division: Nathan Hayes, Jim Kong, Will Longsworth, Northern High School, “Iago: The Study of Neural Nets to Play Othello”

Junior Division: Kenzie Wheelock, Windy Hill Middle School, “How are Robotics Shaping Our Future?”

Environmental and Biological Award

Senior Division: Nate Carey, Northern High School, “The Effects of Light on Fruit Flies”

Junior Division: Zachary Childress, Southern Middle School, “Erosion Stopping Fence”

Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer Award

Senior Division: Olivia Brague and Jade Durham, Northern High School, “Oh Snap! Rubber Band Tensile Strength”

Junior Division: Isabelle DuBois, Southern Middle School, “Lift – Full of Hot Air?”

A team of TPP member volunteers choose winners of the group’s special awards in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County science fairs.

TPP, its benefactors and corporate members sponsor many of Southern Maryland’s STEM education programs, initiatives, and competitions, including the recent Air Force Association CyberPatriot cyber defense competition and VEX robotics competitions.

About The Patuxent Partnership

TPP fosters collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and expertise across a diverse network that includes government, industry, and academia. TPP also supports STEM education and workforce development within the local community including hosting programs of interest to NAVAIR, NAWCAD, and the broader DoD community.

To learn more about The Patuxent Partnership and its programs, visit its Leader member page.

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