Connecticut Science Fair

eesmarts is an annual sponsor of the Sustainable Resources and Practices (Middle School) and Future Sustainable (High School) categories at the Connecticut Science Fair.

Projects considered for these categories aim to find practical solutions to our world's problems by identifying specific ways that individuals and communities can utilize sustainable processes, products and technologies to help protect the environment for future generations. Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place projects.

2014 CT Science & Engineering Fair Winners Medal in International Events

June 19, 2014

www.ctsciencefair.org/2014/connecticut-get-medals-at-2014-genius-olympiad

On June 19, Connecticut Science Fair winners Grace Herrick and Kenneth Dorian were awarded medals in the 2014 GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, New York. Grace Herrick won the bronze medal in the Resources and Energy category, and Kenneth Dorian won the silver medal in the Environmental Quality category. Congratulations!

May 4, 2014

www.ctsciencefair.org/2014-i-sweeep-2014

 

On May 4, Connecticut Science Fair winners Bridget Oei and Ethan Novek were awarded medals in the 2014 I-SWEEEP in Houston, Texas. Bridget Oei won the silver medal in the Environment category, and Ethan Novek won the Bronze medal in the Energy category. Congratulations!

 

The 2014 CT Science & Engineering Fair

March 11-15, 2014
Quinnipiac University, Hamden
Open to students grades 7 through 12

www.ctsciencefair.org

On Saturday, March 15, the winners of the Energize Connecticut/eesmarts ™ Special Award categories at the 66th Annual Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair were announced during a ceremony at Quinnipiac University.

Energize Connecticut and the eesmarts program sponsored the Special Award categories of Alternative/Renewable Energy for middle and high school students; Future Sustainability for high school students; and Sustainable Resources and Practices for middle school students.


The 2014 CT Science & Engineering Fair Winners


Alternative/Renewable Energy (Middle School):

1st Place: Nader Kasem, Grade 8, Khaleel Rahman, Grade 8 and Ayman ElSherbini, Grade 8; Madina Academy in Windsor. Project: Novel Methods for Water Desalination by Harnessing Solar Energy Using a Solar Oven with Flat Mirrors, Fresnel Lens and a Parabolic Mirror.  $300 cash award and trophy.
 

2nd Place: Kateryna Yurkevych, Grade 8; Sacred Heart School in New Britain. Project: How Long Does It Take Devices to Charge When the Power Goes Out?. $200 cash award and trophy.

 

3rd Place: Humza Zaidi, Grade 8; Talcott Mountain Academy in Avon. Project: The Efficiency and Durability of Piezoelectric Generators. $100 cash award and trophy.


Alternative/Renewable Energy (High School):

1st Place: Ethan Novek, Grade 9; Greenwich High School in Greenwich. Creation of Tidal Power from Infiltrating Coastal Ground Water via a Novel Tidal Barrage System.  $500 cash award, trophy and all-expenses paid trip to compete in ISWEEP, the International Sustainable Olympiad in Houston, TX.

 

2nd Place: Grace Herrick, Grade 9; The Gunnery in Washington. Project: Evaluating the Performance of a Model Solar Concentrating System Using Thermoelectric Generating Technology. $300 cash award, trophy and all-expenses paid trip to compete in the GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, NY. 

 

3rd Place: Matthew Rogers, Grade 10, Suffield High School in Suffield. Project: New Invention to Efficiently Harness Wave Power. $200 cash award and trophy.


Future Sustainability (High School):

1st Place: Bridget Oei, Grade 12; East Catholic High School in Manchester. Project: Investigating the Efficacy of Bioluminescent Mushroom Panellus Stipticus as a Biosensor to Detect the Toxicity of Water Contaminants. $800 cash award, trophy and all-expenses paid trip to compete in ISWEEP, the International Sustainable Olympiad in Houston, TX.

 

2nd Place: Kenneth Dorian, Grade 11; Greenwich High School in Greenwich. Project: The Remediation of Heavy Metals from Wastewater Using an Aspergillus Niger Activated Flow Filter. $500 cash award, trophy and all-expenses paid trip to compete in the GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, NY.

 

3rd Place: Omar Tekin, Grade 11, Abidin Emhan, Grade 11 and Taha Cangoz, Grade 11 at Putnam Science Academy in Putnam. Alternate Source of Paper from Melons. $300 cash award and trophy.


Sustainable Resources & Practices (Middle School):

1st Place: Katie Provost, Grade 8; Fields Memorial School in Bozrah. A Study of the Production, Impact Testing, and Degradation of Seaweed Based Bioplastics. $500 cash award and trophy.

 

2nd Place: Jonathan Wu, Grade 7; Middlebrook School in Wilton. Project: Solar and Wind Power. $300 cash award and trophy.

 

3rd Place: Nader Kasem, Grade 8; Khaleel Rahman, Grade 8 and Ayman ElSherbini, Grade 8 at Madina Academy in Windsor. Project: Novel Methods for Water Desalination by Harnessing Solar Energy Using a Solar Oven with Flat Mirrors, Fresnel Lens and a Parabolic Mirror. $200 cash award and trophy.