CREC Aerospace Wins First and Third at 2017 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair
(Windsor, CT) The CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering captured first and third place in the physical sciences division of the 2017 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University. Senior High Team members, Chris Rinaldi, Vishakh Talanki and Jean Pasato won first place for testing the effect of aerodynamic leaf design on electrical power generation through a network of vertically aligned micro wind turbines. Senior High School teammates, Janine Albert and Chandni Patel, won third place for their work with polymer blends. Other students who were recognized or participated include:
Finalist – Jay Aindow
2nd Honors – Nikhil Bhat
Arshad Bhura, Malavika Madan, and Alexa Wilson – Pfizer Life Sciences Award- Finalist Life Science Senior High Team – CSF medallion
Preksha Gupta, Artem Boyko, and Zirui Hao
Alexandra Smith and Sreenidhi Nair
Marissa Guzzo – Award from the Society for In Vitro Biology
Jason Vailionis – Mu Alpha Theta Award
The Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair is a yearly, statewide science and engineering fair open to all students in 7th through 12th grades residing, or enrolled, in Connecticut schools and Fishers Island. An important objective of the program is to attract young people to careers in science and engineering while developing skills essential to critical thinking. Through science fair participation, students are encouraged to pursue independent work using proper research methods. About 120 schools and regional fairs send students to the CSEF. These students compete for the 600 available spaces at the state fair.
The Capitol Region Education Council was established in 1966. Working with and for its member districts, CREC has developed a wide array of cost-effective and high-quality programs and services to meet the educational needs of children and adults in the region. CREC brings nearly five decades of experience in education, regional collaboration, and operations to provide innovative strategies and products that address the changings needs of school districts and their students, corporations, non-profits, and individual professions. CREC regularly serves 36 towns in Greater Hartford, offering more than 120 programs to more than 150,000 students annually. CREC manages more than 35 facilities throughout the area, including 17 interdistrict magnet schools. More information about CREC and CREC’s award-winning schools is available at www.crec.org.