Seven Edgemont students recently won honors at the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair. Eighth graders Helena Lew-Kiedrowska, Misha Patel, Sankar Gopalkrishna, and Anika Bansal were all award winners, competing against 115 other students who had all previously won their schools’ science fairs. Junior Michael Winitch and seniors Federico Reyes-Gomez and James Brandfonbrener also won awards in their categories from among 141 competitors.
Held in April, the Tri-County Fair asks students to compete in one of nine categories: Biology, Chemistry, Health & Medicine, Earth/Space Science, Engineering/Technology, Environment, Mathematics/Computers, Physics, and Psychology. Entrants present projects both visually and orally to a minimum of two judges. Middle School entrants may be chosen to move on to the Broadcom MASTERS, a premier science and technology competition held in the fall. High School students have the chance to move on to the STANYS (Science Teachers Association of New York State) Science Congress competition.
Helena Lew-Kiedrowska won 1st Place in the Psychology category and advanced to the Broadcom MASTERS Competition. She was also the winner of the "Judge Edith Miller Excellence in Education Award" for the top middle school project. Misha Patel placed 2nd in the Chemistry category, and also advances to the Broadcom MASTERS Competition. Sankar Gopalkrishna took 3rd Place in the Earth/Space Science division, and Anika Bansal was chosen as an alternate for the Broadcom MASTERS Competition for her Biology project.
At the high school level, Michael Winitch took 1st place in the Earth/Space Science category, and was chosen as an alternate for the Science Congress Competition. Federico Reyes-Gomez placed 2nd in the Math/Computer Science division, and James Brandfonbrener took 3rd Place in the Earth/Space Science category.
Congratulations to all of our successful Tri-County Science and Technology Fair participants! Good luck to those of you moving on to other competitions!