Monday, April 04, 2016

Pasco Students Haul in STEM Awards

Lakeland, FL – (April 4, 2016) – Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair students won several awards at the 61st Annual State STEM Fair, held from last Thursday and Friday in Lakeland.

More than 900 Florida students competed in the State STEM Fair. Students qualified based on judge recommendation, scores, and research quality at their regional fair. The Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair included Pasco County traditional public, charter, and private school students. Viraj Patel (J.W. Mitchell High School) and Pranav Warman (Academy at the Lakes) qualified for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) from May 8-13, in Phoenix, AZ, for having the top high school regional projects.

Out of the district’s 24 state participants, 14, or 58 percent, placed or earned awards provided by regional fairs and event sponsors. Overall, Pasco students were recognized in the following state categories:

Mathematics and Computational Sciences

First Place: Pranav Warman, Academy at the Lakes

Engineering

Second Place: Achyudhan Kutuva, Dr. John Long Middle School

Third Place: Charles Reedy, Crews Lake Middle School

Fourth Place: Alyssa Perez, Centennial Middle School

Physics and Astronomy

Third Place: Roshan Warman, Academy at the Lakes

Fourth Place: Sarah Menard, Charles S. Rushe Middle School

Cellular/Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Fourth Place: Anmol Warman, Academy at the Lakes

Animal Sciences

Fourth Place: Riya Choksi, Seven Springs Middle School

Behavioral and Social Science

Honorable Mention: Katie McCormick, Academy at the Lakes

Biomedical and Health Sciences

Recognition Award: Regan McCormick, Academy at the Lakes

Chemistry

Recognition Award: Drew Burgess, Charles S. Rushe Middle School

Earth and Environmental Science

Honorable Mention: Madeline Murch, Bishop Larkin Catholic School

Special Awards

Neto Coulbaly, Wiregrass Ranch High School

Suwannee Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair - $25 Award

Achyudhan Kutuva, Dr. John Long Middle School

Broadcom Masters Certificate and nominated

Madeline Murch, Bishop Larkin Catholic School

American Meteorological Association

Sarah Menard, Charles S. Rushe Middle School

Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation Certificate

Viraj Patel, J.W. Mitchell High School

Florida Association for Science Supervisors - $50 Award

Charles Reedy, Crews Lake Middle School

Office of Naval Research Medallion and Certificate

Pranav Warman, Academy at the Lakes

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - $200 Award

Intel Excellence in Computer Science - $200 Award

Mu Alpha Theta Certificate


For more information about the 61st State STEM Fair results, please contact Laura Rulison-Lange, Program Coordinator-Science, at (727) 644-8561.