The State Science Day competition was held this past Saturday at the St. John Arena and hosted by the Ohio State University. EWI and EMTEC sponsored the Edison Center Materials Science and Engineering Awards for outstanding student projects in the field of materials science and engineering. There were two grade categories of 7th-9th and 10th-12th with $200, $100, and $50 prizes for each category. The high school awardees also received an additional college scholarship from the state of Ohio.
We had a large number of projects to evaluate again this year (approx. 120) and the judges did an excellent job of thoughtfully and efficiently reviewing all of the projects in a relatively short amount of time.
The EWI judges this year included:
Bill Mohr, Principal Engineer
Dr. George Ritter, Technology Leader
Seth Shira, Project Engineer
David Speth, Sr. Engineer, Materials
Sean Gleeson, Project Manager
Steve Levesque, Project Manager
Maggie Perez, Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Warren Peterson, Applications Engineer
Judges from EMTEC were Michael Martin, George Jones, Elliot Salmon, and Gary Walzer.
Thanks again to everyone who dedicated their time to this event which also helps to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists.