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4-19 Arlington Students Succeed at Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair


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April 19, 2016
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 Arlington Students Succeed at Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair
 
Several Arlington Public Schools won awards for competing in the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair. More than 260 high school students from across the commonwealth took part in the 31st annual Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair held April 9 at Virginia Military Institute.

The awardees are:
  • ASM Materials Education Foundation – Megan O'Briant, “Power of Touch: Challenges in Designing Haptic Sensing and Feedback for Neural Controlled Robotic/Prosthetic Hand,” Yorktown High School
  • Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering, First Place – Megan O'Briant, “Power of Touch: Challenges in Designing Haptic Sensing and Feedback for Neural Controlled Robotic/Prosthetic Hand,” Yorktown High School
  • Leidos Awards – Applied Sciences, Honorable Mention – Kelton Williams, “Reinventing MagLev: Quantum Locking,” Washington Lee High School
  • Microbiology, First Place – Kathleen Love, “The Effect of the Type of Material in a Sponge on the Number of Escherichia coli Colonies Grown,” Yorktown High School
  • Physics and Astronomy, Third Place – Emma Sophie Moore, “The Effect of the Placement of an Anti-Resonant Tube on the Main Body Resonances of a Violin,” Yorktown High School
  • U.S. Air Force – Cory Dudka, “Using Piezoelectric Elements to Harness The Potential Energy of Turbulent Airflow,” Washington-Lee High School
  • Virginia Section of the America Water Works Association, honorable mention – Bilguunzaya Battogtokh, “Photodegradation of Organic Dyes Through Improved Catalysis Across a Graphene Oxide-Doped Titanium Dioxide Substrate,” Yorktown High School

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