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Top Student Science Projects Advance to State, International Events; Salinas High Student Wins Top Honor 3 Years Straight Years
Results from the Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair
Salinas, CA – The judges at the 2015 Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair had a difficult job this weekend, as they reviewed 330 projects and interviewed nearly 500 student scientists from public and private schools across the county.
The three-day event concluded Sunday with the presentation of awards to top projects in such fields as Applied Mechanics, Material Science, Aerodynamics and Plant Biology.
“I want to congratulate each and every one of you for completing your scientific endeavor,” said Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools. “The scientific method you used here is the same process you will apply as you move forward, exploring questions and seeking answers in other areas of your life.”
The top three Senior Division projects will advance to participate in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA in May.
It was a familiar first place finish for the Sinha family. Kapil also took top honors at the 2014 Science Fair, and teamed with his sister, Aradhana, to win top project in 2013. Aradhana was top finisher in 2012.
Twenty-two (22) top projects across the Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12) Divisions will advance to participate in the California State Science Fair, May 18 and 19 in Los Angeles. The names of the advancing students are listed in alphabetical order:
Science fairs distinguish up and coming scientists who demonstrate 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, communication and collaboration, discipline, and project management.
The Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair is presented by The Monterey County Office of Education, The Naval Postgraduate School, California State University Monterey Bay, Taylor Farms, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Chevron, Monterey Technologies, Inc., Blach Construction, Growers Express, DBDriven.net, American Supply, The Naval Postgraduate School Foundation, and The William McCaskey Chapman and Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation.