CASE to Honor Connecticut Student Scientists at 47th CASE Annual Meeting

East Hartford, CT — Talented Connecticut middle and high school student scientists and engineers will be honored by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) at its 47th Annual Meeting, to be held virtually on Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Students from this year’s Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair, including the fair’s urban school challenge program, Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and Connecticut Invention Convention received CASE awards and will be recognized as part of the meeting.

The H. Joseph Gerber Medal of Excellence established by CASE will be awarded to the top winners of the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair. The medal was created to recognize and honor H. Joseph Gerber’s (1924-1996) technical leadership in inventing, developing, and commercializing manufacturing automation systems for a wide variety of industries, making those industries more efficient and cost-effective in a worldwide competitive environment.

 

The 2022 H. Joseph Gerber Medal of Excellence

Ambika Grover, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT

2022 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair – 1st Place, Life Sciences-Senior Division; Project: Design of a Novel, Dual-Functioning Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Anticoagulant Therapeutic for Rapid Ischemic Stroke Treatment     

Naomi Park, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT

2022 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair – 1st Place, Physical Sciences-Senior Division; Project: Biomimetic Removal of Microspheres Water Contaminants, via Calcite-Infused, Coral-like Melamine Sponges

 

2022 H. Joseph Gerber Award of Excellence

Snigtha Mohanraj, Engineering and Science University Magnet School, West Haven, CT

2022 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair – Urban School Challenge High School Winner; Project: Implementing Nontoxic Modified Biochar Enhanced Filtration for the Efficient Removal of Emerging Contaminants in an Aqueous Solution

 

2022 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair – Middle School Winner, Urban School Challenge

Ethan Joseph, Engineering and Science University Magnet School, West Haven, CT; Project: Catalace: Combining Conventional Artificial Intelligence Algorithms with Precision Medicine Data to Accurately Diagnose Cervical Cancer

 

2022 Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

1ST Place: Snigtha Mohanraj, Engineering and Science University Magnet School, West Haven, CT; Project: Ferro-Sponge: An Investigation into the Usage of Metal Oxides for Microplastic and Oil Removal from Water

2ND Place: Sebastian Mengwall, Darien High School, Darien, CT; Project: Cloud Identification in Mars Daily Global Maps with Deep Learning

3RD Place: Ryan Kim, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT; Project: JARVITS: A Novel Deep Learning IoT Traffic Control System for Real-Time Detection and Signal Optimization

4TH Place: Lily Donzeiser, Darien High School, Darien, CT; Project: Evolutionary Responses to Climate Change in a Long-Distance Migratory Songbird: The Scarlet Tanager

5TH Place: Gouri Krishnan, King School, Stamford, CT; Project: Electrochromism Paired with Finite Difference Time Domain Modeling Allows for the Successful Prediction of Color Change Achieved by Electrochromic Reactions

 

2022 Connecticut Invention Convention CASE Awardees

Vivian Balazs, Columbus Magnet School, Hot Ears

Alec Dyar, John Read Middle School, The Safe Bake

Alessa Ferreira, Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School, Comfort Pup

Allison Hartzog, Bolton Center School, Magnipipe

Olivia Hudgens, Homeschool, Flying into the Future

Lilianna Izquierdo, Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy, Pet Bell

Hannah Kravet, Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy, Therapy Crate

Palmer Noe, Independent Inventor, The Heavy Load Lifter

Tanisha Ray, Bolton Center School, Water Sensor Vibration Cane

Ainsley Rinoski, Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, WRIST GUARD

Michael Sherman, John Read Middle School, The Spray and Scrape

Varshny Sriganesh, East Granby Middle School, Firen

Suchita Srinivasan, Dodd Middle School, Myla: A Domestic Violence Alerting Device comprised of an Analog Sound Level Meter, OLED Display, and iOS Mobile App built using Swift

Lexina Swan, Shelton Intermediate School, Grocery Guard

Alex Tillson, Shelton Intermediate School, Sit Dri 202

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The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering was chartered by the General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well being

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