West Genny Students Excel at Central New York Science and Engineering Fair

CNY Science Fair Participants for 2019On March 31, students from Camillus Middle School, West Genesee Middle School, and West Genesee High School competed in the 40th Annual Central New York Science and Engineering Fair. The event is organized by the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) in Syracuse with major funding provided by SRC Inc., Lockheed Martin, and The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation.

Over 250 students participated this year and each student utilized their own school projects from science fairs held earlier in the year. Awards were given at honors, high honors, and highest honors levels. In addition, there were special awards given by local businesses, professional societies, and educational organizations judged by a set of specified criteria.

Contestants from WGHS

9th grade:

Liam O’Connor: (An Exploration Into the World of Ants)

  • Senior Division Medallion  – 9-12th Grade High Honors
  • U.S. Air Force (Excellence in STEM fields)

12th Grade:

Philip Martin: (Mechanical Effects of Dynamic Binding between Tau proteins on Microtubules during Axonal Injury)

  • Senior Division Medallion – 9-12th Grade High Honors
  • U.S. Air Force (Excellence in STEM fields)
  • Terra Science & Education Award (Outstanding STEM project)
  • Grand Prize: New York State Science Congress Award-chosen to compete at the State Level in June

Contestant from CMS

6th grade:

Maxwell Broccoli: (Light it up Tesla)-Participant

Contestants from WGMS

6th grade:

Madison Mayer and Laura Davis: (Marshmallow Madness)-Participant

Evan Perkins: (Flying a Drone in a Moving Vehicle)-Participant

7th grade:

Anthony Mangano and Joseph Paoli: (Drag Racing)

  • Junior Division Medallion – 7th Grade High Honors

8th grade:

Victoria Collins: (The Science of Slime Fun With Polymers)

  • Honeywell Summer Science Week at the MOST Scholarship

Congratulations to all who competed.