HAZLETON, Pa. — Penn State Hazleton’s fifth annual regional STEM Research Fair was held recently in the Evelyn Graham Academic Building with participants representing several area high schools.
The event provides area high school students with a venue to showcase projects and research findings in science, technology, engineering and math. Students compete for prizes and receive valuable feedback from the judges. Students chose from either a research of design track and presented their information in one of three styles: poster, oral presentation or show and tell.
This year’s winners were:
- First place: Kyler Hower, a senior at Berwick Area High School, for his project titled “Plastic Bottle Shredding Machine.”
- Second place: Andre Stafiuc, Jackson Arms, Julian Smith and Michael Petritchko from Hazleton Area Academy of Science for “Raspberry Pi Lightshow.”
- Third place: Freddie Gutierrez, Tyler Memis and Christian Potestio from the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences for the “3D Printed Maze-Solving Robot.”
- Honorable mention: Dailynn Tejada, Rudy Urenovich, Haley Pappacena, Sharon Cruz, Sydney Leonard, Naomie Cumbicos and Madison Mizenko from the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences for their entry of “Egg-Cellent Toothpaste.”