Young Innovators and Scientists Impress All at Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Jarrett Lash and Hahnbee Lee, students at Patriot High and Governor’s School @ Innovation Park, wowed the judges at this year's Prince William County-Manassas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, landing the Senior Division Grand Prize trophy.
Joshua Beatty from Parkside Middle School won the Grand Prize in the Middle Division.
The project by Jarrett and Hahnbee was entitled “Solar Energy Out on a Limb: A Novel Photo-Voltaic Tree Energy” and was in the Engineering category. The project included the use of a 3D printer to print a tree; solar panels; and light sensors to measure voltage collected as their model moved in a path the sun follows. Their work displays an impressive level of knowledge gained through the high-level science course work offered at GS@IP. The team earned a berth at the International Science and Engineering Fair in May.
Joshua’s project, “The Effect of the Amount of Training Values on the Efficiency of a Neural Network,” was entered in the Computer Science category.
More than 80 judges and 36 organizations evaluated projects exhibited by about 230 young scientists. All participants had won top honors as first or second place finalists at their local science competitions.
View the full listing of high school winners here.