Upper School Students Shine at Badger State Science and Engineering Fair
Nearly 35 USM students competed in the virtual Badger State Engineering and Science Fair (BSSEF) on Saturday, April 10 and took home a total of 21 awards. This year, Max Watchmaker ’23 received the ISEF Finalist Grand Award. “In a year of constant change, our students committed themselves to meaningful research, successfully completing projects that originated in their natural curiosity,” said Robert Juranitch, Upper School science teacher. “While the world seemed to be on hold, they continued to forge ahead. I am extremely proud of all our young scientists.” Juranitch also serves as the Upper School science fair coordinator.
Congratulations to the following BSSEF award recipients:
Specialty Award Recognition: Buwei Chen ’22: Mu Alpha Theta Libby Cox ’23: US Agency for International Development Jonathan Crawford ’23: American Society for Quality Award, second place Clara Engman ’22 and Greta Hinke ’22: Association of Women Geoscientists; and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Zindzi Frederick ’23 and Ellie Lin ’23: American Society for Quality Award, first place, and Earth Hug Award Elise Gozon ’23 and India Vielehr ’23: Stockholm Junior Water Prize Mya Johnson ’21: Alpha Chi Sigma Award; and United States Air Force Award Azara Mason ’24: American Psychological Association Award
Category Awards Recognition: Buwei Chen ’22: Second Award in Math/Computer Science Talia Ciralsky ’23: Second Award in Medicine/Health Nicholas Hu ’23: First Award in Math/Computer Science Mya Johnson ’21: Third Award in Chemistry/Biochemistry Anika Krishnamurti ’22: Third Award in Behavioral Science Azara Mason ’24: First Award in Behavioral Science Jordan Thomas ’23: Third Award in Biology Max Watchmaker ’23: First Award in Medicine/Health Irene Zheng ’23: Second Award in Behavioral Science
Grand Award Recognition: Max Watchmaker ’23: ISEF Finalist Grand Award
The top three projects from BSSEF and top two from the USM Regional Fair move on to the virtual Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May, where they will compete for nearly $5 million in awards, prizes, and scholarships. USM’s Regeneron ISEF delegation will consist of the following students:
Buwei Chen ’22 Mya Johnson ’21 Jordan Thomas ’23 Max Watchmaker ’23
Please join us in congratulating all our young scientists on their fine work throughout the year. Best of luck to our Regeneron ISEF Finalists!