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.
Maci Allred placed second in the intermediate math division. Allred is a fifth grader at Hilham Elementary School.
Pierson Coleman, a sixth grader at Livingston Middle School, won an honorable mention in the intermediate biological division.
Dylan McDonald, an eighth grader at Livingston Middle School, placed second in the junior engineering division. McDonald also won the American Psychological Association Award and the Broadcom MASTERS Middle School Competition.
“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.