Muskego Engineering Warriors Place and earn Awards at Badger State Science & Engineering Fair
Muskego Engineering students proved that not only do they have their fingers on the pulse of current science and engineering problems, but they also have excellent communication skills to tell people about their work. After hours of judging at the Badger State Science & Engineering Fair, these senior students placed in multiple categories, won awards, and earned further competition opportunities.
Hunter Bindas and Abigail Warwick won 1st Place in the Environmental Sciences category with their project Development of a Grass Variety as a Way to Remove Nitrogen from Water Environments. They also won the Philip Streich Memorial Award (the fair’s highest award) and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, an opportunity to progress to an international fair.
Ryan Gillespie and Andrew Grady won 1st Place in the Physics/Math/Computer Sciences category for their project Space Debris Removal via a Rotating Tether.
Kyle Ignasiak, Elise Prange, and Alyssa Rutzinski won 2nd Place in the Engineering category with their project Redesigning River Turbines to Produce Electrical Energy More Efficiently. They also won the American Meteorological Society Award, the United States Air Force Award, and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize at the Capital Science & Engineering Fair.
Levi Leonard and Dawson Grohall won 3rd Place in Engineering with their project Application of Graphene: Water Filter with Removable Sleeves. They also won the RICOH Sustainable Development Award, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, and the MacGyver Award from STI Engineering & American Science & Surplus.
C.J. Herrera and Jacob Calvino won the International Society for Optics and Photonics Award for their project A Device to Minimize Bat Mortality from Wind Turbine Collision.
Noah Entringer and Matt Jensen were awarded a chance to apply to the GENIUS Olympiad for their project, Improving Efficiency of Wind Turbines by Altering the Blades.
These students will move on to further competition to represent our state at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize and the GENIUS Olympiad. All of the Muskego High School students were praised for their variety of topics and their enthusiasm in wanting to solve pivotal world problems through their research and development of very applicable solutions.
Their teacher, Karen Lindholm-Rynkiewicz, has been proud to guide these students through their research processes.
From: Andrew Bavlnka, Associate Principal
Muskego High School
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