Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

2023 Georgia High School Level Science and Engineering Fair Awards Announced

Published on: 6/6/2023

The SCCPSS Science Department is celebrating the achievements of Savannah-Chatham County Public School students at the recent State and Regional Fairs. A special congratulations and thank you to Antronella Duff of Jenkins High School and Kathleen Holliday of Tybee Island Maritime Academy for their dedication, guidance, and support of our highly celebrated students!

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Created in 1963 by the merger of the two great aerospace societies of the day, the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (established in 1933 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences), AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership.


Ishant Singh & Matthew Wirick - Jenkins High School 
Just Plane Fun 

Jun Hao Lin - Jenkins High School
SiO2 Insulator: Heat Saving Solution 

GSTA seeks to help expand the levels of student achievement as the premier organization for sharing best practices in science education in the state of Georgia.


Etta Wade - Tybee Island Maritime Academy
Biomimicking Chimney Burrows 
Inspiring Excellence Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1999 to encourage elementary and high school science fair participants and their teachers to continue their efforts in science. Inspiring Excellence, Inc gives monetary awards that recognize exceptional enthusiasm, effort, and scientific curiosity. Inspiring Excellence was founded by a science fair winner.

Etta Wade - Tybee Island Maritime Academy
Biomimicking Chimney Burrows 

U.S. Air Force Achievement Award
The Air Force Research Laboratory is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the world.  The organization's mission is leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for the air, space, and cyberspace force.

Ishant Singh & Matthew Wirick - Jenkins High School
Just Plane Fun 

Honors Ribbons - Junior Division
Honors ribbons indicate a student's relative position in the overall fair. They do not take into consideration either project category or student's grade, although Junior and Senior divisions are calculated separately. First Honors go to projects with total scores ranking approximately at or above the 90th percentile based on overall scores, regardless of category. Second Honors go to the 80th to 90th percentiles. Third Honors go to the 70th to 80th percentiles. Fourth Honors go to the 60th to 70th percentiles.


Oscar Edwards - Tybee Island Maritime Academy

Kamden Louis - Tybee Island Maritime Academy 

Piper Mott - The STEM Academy at Bartlett 

Etta Wade - Tybee Island Maritime Academy 


Krisha Bodalia - The STEM Academy at Bartlett 

Maggie Jo Roberts - Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts

Paloma Sanchez - The STEM Academy at Bartlett 

2023 Regional Science & Engineering Fair Awards

Student NamesProject TitleCompetitor GroupPRIZE
Jun Hao LinAerogel (SiO2 Insulator: Heat Saving Solution)HS, Chemistry1st
Crystal Zheng, Miley DoanHomemade Vs. Store Bought SunscreenHS, Biomedical Engineering1st
Ishant Singh, Matthew WirickJust Plane FunHS, Engineering Mechanics2nd
Siddartha Sarakadam, Tyler ThomasTruss Triangles: How does the amount of trusses in a bridge affect its weight capacity?HS, Engineering Mechanics1st
Victoria Zhang, NeeAli Scott, Emily YeoEffects of Natural and Artificial Sweeteners on MicrobiomeHS, Microbiology1st
Callen Ingram, Austin QuashaBees and FragrancesMS, Animal Sciences1st
Arden FleishmanEffects of Soil Pore Water Salinity on Periwinkle Snail AbundanceMS, Animal Sciences3rd
Oscar Edwards, Kamden LouisOyster ScienceMS, Animal Sciences2nd
Macy WatkinsDoes a Spoonful of Sugar Make the Medicine go Down?MS, Biochemistry2nd
Piper MottPreserving AvocadosMS, Biochemistry1st
Isabella DentonHints to the FingerprintsMS, Biomedical and Health Sciences1st
Keshavi BathulaThe Amount of Plastic Broken Down With ChemicalsMS, Chemistry3rd
Layla FennellWhich Lip Balm is Better?MS, Chemistry2nd
Ziyue ChenCO2 Observation: A Car's Emission RateMS, Earth and Environmental Sciences2nd
Paloma SanchezHow Acid Rain Effects Limestone and Its ErosionMS, Earth and Environmental Sciences1st
Advay IyengarMaking Clean Energy using Magnetic FieldsMS, Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design 2nd
Isaac EdrisThe Stats on ThermostatsMS, Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design 1st
Jaimee Harris, Jules GriffinWhich Type of Dance Footwear is the Least Slippiest on a Wooden Floor?MS, Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design 3rd
Etta WadeBiomimicking Chimney BurrowsMS, Environmental Engineering1st
Jeremiah WallaceDo You Need to Warm Up Your Car Engine Before You Drive?MS, Engineering Mechanics2nd
Krisha BodaliaHydroplaningMS, Engineering Mechanics1st
Gabrealla NguyenFlood or Fortified?MS, Materials Science1st
Madison OrtaGrowing Rock Candy CrystalsMS, Materials Science2nd
Nikhil NegiDifferences of Isopropyl Alcohol in Hand Sanitizer's Ability to Kill Bacteria in Different ConcentrationsMS, Microbiology2nd
Brooklyn LinstrothH2O on the GoMS, Physics and Astronomy3rd
Maggie Jo RobertsNoise is Unwanted SoundMS, Physics and Astronomy1st
Ellie Ayala, Tallulah PairSpartina Growth and Excretion of SaltsMS, Plant Sciences3rd
Emerson BoehCreating a Self-Driving Car with ML-AgentsMS, Robotics and Intelligent Machines1st

See photos of some of our award-winning students here.

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