Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair Winners Named Over the weekend, young scientists from the area had a chance to showcase their projects during the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineer Fair. This year’s winners, which include students from APS middle and high schools, were announced on March 13.
Best in Fair Grand Prize – (Students in this category will compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, May 8-13.)
Bilguunzaya Battogtokh – Yorktown: Photodegradation of Organic Dyes Through Improved Catalysis Across a Graphene Oxide-Doped Titanium Dioxide Substrate
Megan O’Briant – Yorktown: Power of Touch: Challenges in Designing Haptic Sensing and Feedback for Neural Controlled Robotic/Prosthetic Hand
Best in Fair – (Grades 7 and 8)
Victoria Graf – Williamsburg: Evolutionary Approach to the Analysis of Classical Music Entropy
Virginia State Science Fair – The following list represents middle and high school first place winners of the Regional Science Fair. Fifteen finalists in grades 9-12 who placed first at the regional level were recommended by the judges to attend the State Science Fair April 8-9 at Virginia Military Institute. Those 15 nominees are marked with an *.
Behavioral and Social Sciences: Akila Islam – H-B Woodlawn; Malva de Boor – Gunston; Karuna Sinha – Washington-Lee; Samantha O’Brien and Madeline Hans – Yorktown: Julianne Meany – H-B Woodlawn; *Elizabeth Kelafant and Khin Kyaw – Yorktown
Biochemistry: Joan Chongsaritsinsuk – Wakefield
Botany: Madeleine Boerckel – Kenmore
Chemistry: Anais Beauvais – Gunston; Kira Harrison and Ava Barnett – Swanson; Sabrina Atkin – Williamsburg; Madeleine Hughes – Yorktown; *Lily Pond – H-B Woodlawn; Rebecca Joskow – Yorktown
Earth and Space Science: Evan Maly – Jefferson
Engineering: Ellie Fried – H-B Woodlawn; Addison Phelps – Williamsburg; Allison Stocks – Williamsburg; Benjamin Gross – H-B Woodlawn; *Cory Dudka – Washington-Lee; *Megan O’Briant – Yorktown
Environmental Science: James Licato – Swanson; Galilee Ambellu – Williamsburg; Amy Kohan – Wakefield; Emmarose Price – Washington-Lee; *Skylar Brodowski – Washington-Lee; *Bilguunzaya Battogtokh – Yorktown
Mathematics: Victoria Graf – Williamsburg
Medicine and Health: Zoe Apsel – Yorktown; *Annie Zetkulic – Washington-Lee
Microbiology: *Kathleen Love – Yorktown
Physics: Anne Kumashiro – Gunston; Henry Alves – Kenmore; Andrea Gaoat – Kenmore; Kaiya Mitchell – Jefferson; *Kelton Williams – Washington-Lee; Alexander Fogelson – Yorktown; *Emma Sophie Moore – Yorktown
Zoology *Fiona Harris – H-B Woodlawn
Broadcom Masters – The Broadcom Masters is a national, online science, technology, engineering, and math competition students in grades 6-8. (Students will compete online against other students across the U.S.)
Malva de Boor – Gunston; Madeleine Boerckel – Kenmore; Anais Beauvais – Gunston; Kira Harrison & Ava Barnett – Swanson; Sabrina Atkin – Williamsburg; Evan Maly – Jefferson; Ellie Fried – H-B Woodlawn; Addison Phelps – Williamsburg; Galilee Ambellu – Williamsburg; Victoria Graf – Williamsburg; Anne Kumashiro – Gunston; Henry Alves – Kenmore; Kaiya Mitchell – Jefferson
For a complete list of winners, click here.