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Waterford Students Excel at State Science Fair

Monday, March 26, 2018
Tarun Martheswaren won the Physics, Astronomy & Math at the USEF science fair.
Tarun Martheswaran

Waterford students had a successful weekend at the University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair (USEF).  The University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair is an annual science & engineering competition for students in grades 5-12. Since Waterford does not organize any formal science fair, we encourage our students with an interest in science to pursue outside opportunities. As stated on the USEF website, "participation in science fair stimulates student's interest in science and technology while simultaneously promoting the development of communication, decision making, evaluation of alternative solutions and critical thinking."

GRAND CHAMPION WINNERS

Grand Champion winners qualify to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, May 13-18. Six spots are reserved for Utah winners to present at ISEF and three additional spots are granted for Utah winners to attend ISEF as observers.

Emma Sun (presenter)
Tarun
Martheswaran (observer)

ELEMENTARY DIVISION

Shayan Pandit
Medicine & Health Sciences - Fourth Place
"The Silent Killer. Effects of air pollution on the health of children."

SENIOR DIVISION

Tarun Martheswaran
Physics, Astronomy & Math - First Place
"Exploring the Transmission and Strategic Intervention of Dengue Fever Using SIR Compartment Mathematical Modeling and Ordinary Differential Equations"

In addition, Tarun was awarded the US Air Force Award for an Outstanding Science and Engineering Fair Project and the Mu Alpha Theta Award  for the most challenging, original, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving Mathematics. 

Emma Sun
Behavioral & Social Sciences  - Second Place
"Externality Framing Effects on Cognition"

In addition, Emma was chosen for the American Psychological Association Award