Results of the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair & Science Congress held on March 26, 2011. 116 students participated.

Close to 60 scientists and engineers were the judges, including representatives from the navy and air force. Matt Nielsen, a physicist at GE Global Research was the coordinating judge. The judges were very impressed with the student research and considerable discussion entailed in the choosing of grand prize, winners and the many special awards the Fair has to offer from various organizations and individuals.

Senior Division

First Place:
Katie Picchione, Academy of Holy Names
Project Title: “Biogas: An investigation in Alternate Energy.”
Sponsoring teacher: Donna Mooney

Second Place:
Zachary Wood, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School
Project Title: “Ground and Stand Level Factors in a Northeast North American Forest with Beech Bark Disease.”
Sponsoring teacher: Regina Reals

Third Place:
Ethan Strayer, Niskayuna High School
Project Title: “A Physical, Chemical, and Biological Assessment of the Upper Tributaries of the Alplaus Kill.”
Sponsoring teacher: Paul Scott

Junior Division

First Place:
Sagar Kumar, Farnsworth Middle School
Project Title: “The Case of the Sandwich.”
Sponsoring teacher: Patrice Hamilton

Second Place:
Devan Singh and Nicholas Pickering, Broadalbin-Perth Middle School
Project Title: “The Effect of Different Textures on the Aerodynamics of a Flying Disk.”
Sponsoring teacher: Cindy Segenberger

Third Place:
Janelle Whitman and Emma Stein, Greenwich Central Schools
Project Title: “Bring the Heat: The Effect of Air Driers on Bacterial Growth.”
Sponsoring teacher: Nicole Dixson