Lexington Park, MD – The Patuxent Partnership announces the winners of the 2018 Calvert County Science & Engineering awards for middle and high school students.
Eight Calvert County Science and Engineering Fair participants from senior and junior divisions were selected for awards in the areas of aeronautics and aerospace; electrical and electronics; environmental and biological; 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?”
The Patuxent Partnership grants special awards for participants in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County science fairs. Winners are selected by a team of volunteers who are members of The Patuxent Partnership.
The Patuxent Partnership, its benefactors and corporate members sponsor many of the Southern Maryland region’s STEM education programs, competitions and initiatives, including the recent Air Force Association CyberPatriot cyber defense competition and VEX robotics competitions.