Virginia Tech judges at Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Virginia Tech National Capital Region faculty, research associates, and Ph.D. students volunteered their time on Saturday, March 12, to judge middle and high school projects at the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair and Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
At each event, Virginia Tech also sponsored three Best Project Awards, going to students exhibiting in categories aligned with the university’s research focus in the National Capital Region. Each winner receives a certificate and monetary prize of $150.
This is the second consecutive year that Virginia Tech has participated in these events.
Serving as judges for the 2016 fairs were:
Best Project Award winners among the middle and high school students who entered the Northern Virginia Science and Engineering Fair at Wakefield High School in Arlington were:
About 650 high school students presented 440 projects at the Fairfax County Regional Fair held at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia. The Virginia Tech-sponsored Best Project Award winners were:
“The creativity and innovation these young people show in developing their exhibits is amazing,” said Sanjay Raman, associate vice president of the National Capital Region. “They have a grasp of science and technology well beyond their years; they are our best and brightest and we are proud to be able to play a role in recognizing their achievements.”
Grand prize winners at these fairs go on to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Raman said.
Posted March 18, 2016