Ellina Medovnikov and Audrey Marin, eighth graders at Amity Regional Middle School, received first place in the Lockheed Martin Physical Sciences Middle School Team awards at the 70th Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair held March 12-18 at Quinnipiac University. For their project, Preventing SIDS from Suffocation, Medovnikov and Marin developed a prototype system where parents could be alerted if their child rolled over in an unsafe position. Their project also received third place in the Computer Sciences Awards, a Special Award from United Technologies Corporation, and the Spirit of Invention Award.
Other Amity Regional Middle School projects also received awards at the fair. Michael Coyne’s project, The Rolling Cane, won third place in the Barnes Aerospace Applied Technology category and was a finalist in the UTC Aerospace Systems Engineering Awards. Karli Scianna, an eighth grader, was a Lockheed Martin Physical Sciences and Alexion Biotechnology finalist for her project: 3D Printed Dog Prosthetic. Additionally, eighth grader Sage Paglia was a finalist in the Lockheed Martin Physical Sciences category for his project: Manual Tightening Prosthetic Hand.
Photo: Ellina Medovnikov & Audrey Marin