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

Among them was Middlebrook 8th grader Keerthi Vijay, 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 moving on to the next round of competition is Noah Levi (pictured, right), who attends Brunswick School. His project, “The Utilization Of a Miniaturized Wind Turbine to Charge An Electronic Device Using The Wind Produced By Blowing,” won the “Next Step Inventors” special award and an invitation to compete at the 2019 CT Invention Convention.

His recognitions included:

  • Finalist: Applied Technology – High School
  • Finalist: Collins Aerospace Engineering Awards – High School
  • Special Award:  Connecticut Invention Convention “Next Step Inventors,” Invitation to Compete at the 2019 CT Invention Convention

The other Wilton participants who were recognized were:

Gayathri Kaimal, Middlebrook Middle School, Wilton. Project:  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, Middlebrook Middle School, Wilton. Project:  Medibox

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