Winners have been announced in the 40th annual Frederick County Secondary Science and Engineering Fair. Seventy students, representing 19 middle and high schools, competed online showcasing 64 different projects.
The overall grand prize, at the high school level, was awarded to Charlotte Hively, of Urbana High, for her project, “SPIDER: Surface Probe Interplanetary Drill Exploring Regolith.” The runner-up was Amogh Kashyap, also of Urbana High, for “Vest One: A Machine Learning Powered Wearable Vest to Support Independent Living Among the Elderly.”
At the middle school level, the grand prize went to Chrissy Ryan, of Friends Meeting School for her entry, “Possible Physiologic Effect from Wearing Face Masks.” The runner up was Tikhon Kozlov, of Urbana Middle, for a project entitled, “uKnow and the Secret Life of Yogurt.”
Following judging, Urbana Middle’s Nainitha Chalamalasetty and Thurmont Middle’s Warren Schafer also have entries eligible to compete nationally.
The FCPS Science and Engineering Fair is one of only five Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) affiliated events in Maryland.
All results can be found on our science fair website: https://sites.google.com/fcps.org/fcsef/home.