Two Fentress County students take prizes at regional science and engineering fair at TTU

More than 100 competitors from 16 eligible counties participated in the 59th annual Cumberland Plateau Regional Science & Engineering Fair hosted by Tennessee Tech University’s Millard Oakley STEM Center in March.

Students in the 4th through 12th grades exhibited projects in four research categories – biological, engineering, physical science and mathematics. The projects were judged by grade level divisions of intermediate (4th – 6th); junior (7th – 9th); and senior (10th – 12th).

Competitors won ribbons, certificates, science and engineering-based project kits, telescopes, and, of course, scholarships.

Annemarie Noland, a senior at the York Institute, placed second in the senior math division and won an award from the Association for Women Geoscientists.

Tanisha Walker, a junior at Clarkrange High School, placed first in the senior biological division and won the U.S. Army Award. She also claimed a third award from the Yale Science  & Engineering Association.

“We were excited to see the variety of research projects presented by students from throughout the region during this year’s Cumberland Plateau science and engineering fair,” said Peter Li, director of the fair and Tennessee Tech professor of geography. “I congratulate all of this year’s participants, our award winners, their families and teachers.”

For more information about the fair or to view the complete list of award winners, visit www.tntech.edu/scifair.

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