Nine 8th grade students from Amity Middle School in Bethany received awards at the 70th Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair held March 12th through March 18th at Quinnipiac University. Over 600 students and more than 400 projects competed in the event, and Ellina Medovnikov and Audrey Marin received 1st place in the Lockheed Martin Physical Sciences Middle School Team Award. Medovnikov and Marin developed a prototype system for their project, Preventing SIDS by Suffocation, which alerted parents if their child rolled over in an unsafe position. Their project also received 3rd place in the Computer Sciences Awards (a Special Award from United Technologies Corporation) and the Spirit of Invention Award.
Michael Coyne’s project, The Rolling Cane, won 3rd place in the Barnes Aerospace Applied Technology category and was a finalist in the UTC Aerospace Systems Engineering Awards. Karli Scianna was a Lockheed Martin Physical Sciences and Alexion Biotechnology finalist for her project, 3D Printed Dog Prosthetic. Sandra Correya’s project, The Portable Linux Terminal, won 5th place in the Lockheed Martin Physical Sciences. Additionally, Sage Paglia was a finalist in the Lockheed Martin Physical Sciences category for his project, Manual Tightening Prosthetic Hand; Harry Wyndorf received 2nd honors for a Mini Generator; Adam Florkiewicz received 3rd honors for his LightOff project; and Parker Paragas received 3rd honors for 3D Printed Shoes for Comfort, Support & Performance.
Left to right: Michael Coyne, Karli Scianna, Sage Paglia, Parker Paragas, Audrey Marin, Ellina Medovnikov, Harry Wyndorf, Sandra Correya, Adam Florkiewicz (photo by Barbara Cassesse)