McCallie Students Win Several Awards At Chattanooga Regional Science Fair

Friday, March 14, 2014

McCallie students took home four of the top five awards at the Chattanooga Regional Science Fair March 13 and 15 boys earned recognition.Those with top-five finishes are invited to present their projects and attend the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Los Angeles in October. Two others were invited to present in Houston, TX, and another is being considered for a trip to Stockholm, Sweden. 

Tanay Patri (10th grade)
Engineering, Myoelectric Prosthetic Charging Device

Office of Naval Research Award

First in Engineering

Second overall; Invited to present his project at the ISEF fair in LA

Andrew Aultman (9th)
Microbiology

Tennessee Aquarium Award

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

First in Microbiology

Third overall and an invitation to the ISEF fair in Los Angeles, CA

Alex Guan (10th)
Aeronautical Engineering project

HAP Arnold Air Force Aeronautics Award

MU Theta National Mathematics Award

First in Physics

Fourth overall at the fair with an invitation to ISEF Los Angeles

Jack Elliot (9th)
Lunar Soil project

First in Earth and Space Science (only project in division)

Fifth overall at the fair and invited to attend ISEF in Los Angeles, CA

Chris Kositske (10th)
Jellyfish Cell Biology Project

Medical Foundation of Chattanooga FutureDocs Award

Tennessee Aquarium Award

Third in Cell Biology

John Chen (10th)
Stem Cell project

First in Cell Biology

Eric Via (11th)
Re-engineering a Motherboard project

HAP Arnold Air Force Aeronautics Award

Coca-Cola Bottling Award

Yale Science and Engineering Association Award

Second in Engineering; Electrical and Mechanical

Anthony Bundros (9th) and Alex Gray (9th)
Jellyfish Animal Science project

Tennessee Aquarium Award

Tennessee American Water Award

Second in Animal Science

Peter Cook (11th) and Owen Crum (10th)
Jellyfish Animal Science project

Stockholm Junior Water Prize (possible trip to Stockholm Sweden)

Tennessee American Water Award

Tennessee Aquarium Award

First in Animal Science 

Sam Maner (9th)
Wind Tunnel project

First in Energy and Transportation

 

Ryland Chapman (10th)
Cosmic Ray project

Second in Physics

Eric Shadle (10th) and James Hale (11th)
Animal Science

Tennessee Aquarium Award

Third in Animal Science


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