GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich High School students recently took home awards from the 66th Annual Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University.
Freshman Ethan Novek took home first prize and $500 in the Alternative/Renewable Energy (high school) Category for his project on tidal power. Kenneth Dorian, a junior won second place and $500 in the Future Sustainability Category for his project on the remediation of heavy metal from wastewater.
Other Science and Engineering Fair finalists from Greenwich were Jamie MacFarlane from the Brunswick School, Emma Morrison from Greenwich Academy, Sarah Banker from Convent of the Sacred Heart, Max Minichetti and Margaret Cirino from Greenwich High School.
“The Energize Connecticut Special Award categories represent topics that are extremely vital to the future of our state and beyond,” said Fair Director Bob Wisner in a press release. “These students are creating projects geared towards increasing energy efficiency, using clean and renewable energy technologies, and promoting overall sustainability. If the submissions we receive are any indication of where we are heading in these fields, then our future looks promising.”
The Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair is open to students in Grades 7 through 12 across the state, who compete for more than 600 awards each year, according to the release. For more information on the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, visit the fair's website.