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Winners selected for St. Mary’s County 2018 Science & Engineering special awards 


Lexington Park, MD – The Patuxent Partnership announces the winners of the 2018 St. Mary’s County Science & Engineering awards for middle and high school students.

Eight St. Mary’s 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; unmanned systems chief engineer award. One honorable mention was also awarded.
Aeronautics and Aerospace Award

  • Senior Division: Braedon Myers, Great Mills High School, “3-D Drone”
  • Junior Division: Caeden Wirth, Father Andrew White School, “Pushing Beyond the Boundary”

Electrical and Electronics Award

  • Senior Division: Joel Parshley, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, “ADS-B Raspberry Pi Airplane Tracking System”
  • Junior Division: Jackson Collins, Spring Ridge Middle School, “The Accidental Fall Indicator”

Environmental and Biological Award

  • Senior Division: John Podsednik, Kyra Pratley, William Voorhees, Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, “Prescripted Code”
  • Junior Division: Holland Henderson-Boyer, Spring Ridge Middle School, “Does Green Mean Go?”

Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer Award

  • Senior Division: James Kelly, Great Mills High School, “Machine Learning Application for Heart Disease Diagnosis”
  • Junior Division: Jared Republica, Spring Ridge Middle School, “O.R.C.A. Ocean Robot Collecting Aggregates”

Honorable Mention

  • Senior Division: Anna Shevchuk, St. Mary’s Ryken, “Icing Solutions for Aircraft Wings”

Students received their awards at a reception on February 20 at Great Mills High School.

Guest speaker Todd Parcell, deputy chief technology officer for Naval Air Systems Command, offered his remarks about the importance of STEM and the significance of the students’ achievements.

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