The Middle School Science & Engineering Fair announced its winners on recently in a livestreamed awards ceremony. Approximately 40 middle school students from Maine submitted projects to the fair, and four projects were recognized:
Lemelson Young Inventors Award ($100)
- Ian Blackwell and Nik Horton – James F. Doughty School, Bangor
Ian and Nik’s project was entitled “Nanocellulose and sawdust particle boards”
- 1st Place – Adriana Rogow – Falmouth Middle School
Adriana’s project was entitled, “Insta-depressed?: the effects of social media on middle school students”
- 2nd Place – Grace Muffett – James F. Doughty School, Bangor
Grace’s project was entitled, “Can Tardigrades Survive a High Altitude Balloon Flight?”
- 3rd Place – Alex Busco – James F. Doughty School, Bangor
Alex’s project was entitled, “Microplastics in Bottled Water: Searching for a Common Correlation Between Bottle Size and Microplastic Concentration”
These three grand award winners will represent Maine in the Broadcom MASTERS competition.
For more information about the Maine State Middle School Science & Engineering Fair visit https://msmssef.blogspot.com/ or sign up for a virtual workshop hosted by Maine Mathematics & Science Alliance is running in June for teachers interested in learning more about the Middle School Science & Engineering Fair. Learn more or register here.