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Middlebrook Students Participate in 2019 Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, Take Home Prizes

Congratulations to the Middlebrook students who participated in the 2019 Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair over the weekend. Several took home prizes and recognition.

Keerthi Vijay (pictured here), whose project, “Alternative Household Method to Extinguish Fires,” won two first-place awards as well as an invitation to move on and compete in the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS competition this summer. Her recognition included:

  • First Place, Lockheed Martin Physical Sciences: Grade 8, $300, Invitation to compete in Broadcom MASTERS
  • First Place, Alexion Biotechnology: Grade 8, $500, Invitation to compete in Broadcom MASTERS
  • Connecticut Science Teachers Association’s Marty Tafel Award, $500 and Invitation to CSTA Award Banquet
  • Special Award: American Society of Safety Professionals, CT Valley Chapter, $100
  • Special Award: Connecticut Science Supervisors Association, $125
  • Special Award: Jon Stone Memorial Award – Innovative Engineering, $100
Also recognized:

Gayathri Kaimal, Fighting Wildfires with Data from Satellite Remote Sensors

  • Finalist, Lockheed Martin Physical Sciences: Grade 8
  • Special Award: American Meteorological Society, $25 gift card
  • Connecticut Science Supervisors Association – $125 for a middle school project

Varun Vadhera, Medibox

  • Third Place, Collins Aerospace Awards – Middle School, $100
  • Finalist: Computer Science Awards – Middle School

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