The Coweta County School System hosted its annual district-wide Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, January 29, at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.
19 1st place winners were selected from more than 100 participating students, who submitted projects in areas like engineering, biochemistry, physics, and behavioral science.
This year’s Coweta fair was open to Coweta students in grades 6 through 12. 1st place winners in junior (middle school) and senior (high school) divisions were selected by judges from local businesses, including EGO Products, Grenzebach, Yamaha, and Coweta Water. Special awards were also given to projects deemed to have special achievement.
Students participating in the fair also heard from Georgia’s state Climatologist Dr. Bill Murphey, who is also a Newnan resident.
Murphey – who is the Chief Meteorologist for the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – spoke about the challenges of predicting weather in Georgia and about the major weather events over the past few years. Students heard about the global impacts of local weather and how El Nino will drive the weather for the next few months Lauren Lindsey, Service Climatologist and Meteorologist for the State Climate Office of Georgia, also spoke to the students about her experiences as a Georgia climatologist.
Special awards at this year’s science and engineering fair went to:
Grand Award (Best in Show, Senior Division): Arthia Shankar, Northgate High School, “Let’s Break it Down: The Effects of Lipase and Bile on Oil Breakdown”
Grand Award (Best in Show, Junior Division): Morgan Sisk, Madras Middle School, “Fish Farming”
Coweta Water Education Team Water Issues Award: Ryan Brooks, Madras Middle School, “Cleaning Up Oils”
Coweta Manufacturing Engineering Award, Senior Division: Gracie Robbins, Northgate High School, “How Low Can You Go (artificial knee design)
Coweta Manufacturing Engineering Award- Junior Div: Evan Wilson, Madras Middle School, “Stinger GT” (aircraft design)
All 19 winners of the 2016 Coweta County Science and Engineering Fair included:
Courtney Carrington, Arnall MS: “Natural Cleaning Agents Versus Chemical Cleaning Agents”
Aanchal Patel, Arnall MS: “Is Bottled Water Worth It?”
Alexis Breneman, Arnall MS: “Growing Crystals”
Harrison Bryan, Arnall MS: “How Does the Temperature of a Magnet Affect its Tenperature?”
Chloe Epstein, East Coweta HS: “A New Way to Clean”
Megan Nicol, East Coweta HS: “Chickens Want a Treat?”
Robyn Long, Evans MS: “The Stroop Effect: Male Vs. Female”
Davis Fabre, Evans MS: “Styrofoam, Paper, or Plastic?”
Sadie Buckalew, Lee MS: “Bridges”
Ryan Brooks, Madras MS: “Cleaning up Oil Spills”
Morgan Sisk, Madras MS: “Fish Farming”
Abigail Collins, Madras MS: “Illuminance Inquiry”
Cassie Huynh, Madras MS: “Stimulus Response”
Evan Wilson, Madras MS: “Stinger GT”
Arthi Shankar, Northgate MS: “Let’s Break It Down: The Effects of Lipase and Bile on Oil Breakdown”
Peter Bucci, Northgate HS: “Increasing Plant Growth with Magnetism”
Gracie Robbins, Northgate HS: “How Low Can You Go?”
Pichon Wimbley, Smokey Road MS: “The Eye and Blue, Green, and Red”
Bricen Blankenship, Smokey Road MS: “Does the Mass of an Arrow Tip Affect the Penetration into a Target?”
Zach Quick and Kenyatta Ward, Smokey Road MS: “Soundproofing Materials”
Coweta’s first place students will represent the school system in the upcoming West Georgia regional science and engineering Fair on Friday, Feb. 12 at the University of West Georgia. Winners from that competition will go to the state science and engineering fair held at the University of Georgia on April 1.
Press Release from Dean Jackson