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Danbury Students Win Awards At State Science And Engineering Fair

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness, File

DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury students won awards at the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair during Saturday’s ceremony at Quinnipiac University.

The individual high school physical and life science winners will all go to the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, to be held this May in Phoenix. New this year is the CSEF Board of Directors award, the winner of which also gets the chance to compete at Intel ISEF.

Other winners from CSEF will represent Connecticut and compete for millions more in cash and scholarships at competitions including the International Sustainable World Engineering, Energy & Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP), GENIUS Olympiad, and the Broadcom MASTERS competition.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal toke part in the ceremony, and thanked all of the parents and volunteers who made the Fair possible, and especially the students, for “restoring his faith” in what is possible in America.

Click here for all fair results, including special award winners.

All students listed below live in the same town as their school, unless otherwise noted.

Physical Science second place:

  • Martha Haddad of Immaculate High School (Danbury),  Novel Glycerol-Free Biodiesel Production

Using Enzyme Catalysis Grade 8 first place:

  • Analiese Seaman, a New Fairfield resident who attends St. Gregory the Great School in Danbury

An Egg-cellent Experiment Grade 7 first place:

  • Lasya Josyula of Westside Middle School Academy in Danbury, Study of Various Starch-based Biopolymers

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