Students attended the Austin Regional Science Festival at the Palmer Events Center yesterday, competing in various categories.
In the Engineering Mechanics category , freshman Johnny Dollard placed 4th with his project “Spread Out”. He redesigned a fertilizer spreader to be more efficient.
Also in the Engineering Mechanics category, junior Adam Matthews placed 2nd and won the Yale Science and Engineering Award with his project “From the Ground Up. Matthews created a tool for better constructing buildings for a project in the Engineering curriculum. He will be moving on to the state fair in March.
In the Computer Science: Embedded Systems/Hardware category, senior Katelynne Marsan and sophomore Ben Marsan worked as a team on their project, “Homemade Cycling Power Meter”. They won 1st in their category, the Intel Excellence in Computer Science $1000 award and the Superintendent’s Award. The team also won a Best in Fair award and will be going to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May.