Science Competition

March 15, 2014 - Middle and High School Students

Presented by Bright House Networks, the Science Challenge encourages excellence in science education and provides an intermediate event between the County Science Fairs and the State Science Fair. It operates under the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) rules. Participants are the first place winners in the physical science competitions in county Science Fairs in the eight surrounding counties (Brevard [Intercoastal, Mainland, South], Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and Volusia).

In January, Fair Directors will be sent invitation packets that they can present to the category winners at their respective award ceremonies. The packets will include the necessary paperwork for the students to enter the Orlando Science Center Science Challenge.

 

Science Challenge 2014 Information

Registration Deadline: February 27, 2014
Set-up: March 14, 2014
Judging and Awards Ceremony: March 15, 2014

Please download and return the completed form:
Science Challenge Application

Important: Once you have received a confirmation email, your project is registered. If you have not received a confirmation email by Thursday, March 6, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 407.514.2112.

 


 

Best in Fair – Physical Science Award


The Science Center Sponsors an award of "Best in Fair - Physical Sciences” in the Science and Engineering Fairs for the eight surrounding counties (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia). The categories included are: Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Planetary Science, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics and Astronomy.

This award for both juniors and seniors (two awards) is an annual family membership to the Science Center. It is the best Junior and Senior project in the Orlando Science Center Science Challenge categories, to be judged by each Fair's judges under standard ISEF rules and criteria. The award is to be given out at the awards ceremony by each Fair Director.

We will send you a packet to hand out, which the winner’s can then redeem at the Orlando Science Center for the annual Family Membership. The Membership will run one year from the time of redeeming it. Each Fair Director is responsible for judging and presentation of awards. The Science Center is not available to send judges or participate in the the award ceremony – only acknowledgement of Orlando Science Center during the ceremony is desired.

 

On Saturday, March 15, Orlando Science Center held the 2014 Science Challenge! The Science Challenge encourages excellence in science education and provides an intermediate event between the county science fairs and the state science fair.

Participants are the first place winners in the physical science competitions in county Science Fairs in the nine surrounding counties (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia). These middle and high school students bring their A-game as they strive to win top honors.

Once again, we extend a huge thanks to our presenter, Bright House Networks. Without your continued support, it would not be possible to celebrate this young community of scientists.

Photo Credit: Rachael Moore


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Chemistry
Junior Division – Nivetha Aravind, Brevard County, DeLaura Middle School
Senior Division – Nirva Vassa, Seminole County, Seminole High School

Computer Science
Junior Division – Brendan Harcourt, Brevard County, Stone Magnet Middle School
Senior Division – Owen Kelly, Volusia County, Spruce Creek High School

Earth & Space Science
Junior Division – Abbey Havel, Brevard County, DeLaura Middle School
Senior Division – Daniella Bernadel, Brevard County, Palm Bay Magnet High School

Engineering
Junior Division – Connor Bolick, Brevard County, Stone Magnet Middle School
Senior Division – Alexandria Ramsaran, Brevard County, Palm Bay Magnet High School

Environmental Science
Junior Division – Christian Robinson, South Brevard County, Herbert Hoover Middle School
Senior Division – Zachary Loeb, Brevard County, Viera High School
 
Mathematics
Junior Division – Muhammad Abdulla, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School
Senior Division – Srimayi Tenali, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School

Physics
Junior Division – Christopher Katz, Marion County, Home School
Senior Division – Erin Yandel, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School

Team Projects
Junior Division – Marlee Sacks & Callie Politano, Osceola County, Neptune Middle School
Senior Division – Angel DeRose, Sabrina Mai & Milton Zhang, Seminole County, Crooms Academy of Information


Best in Fair Winner
Catherine Li, Orange County, Lake Highland Preparatory High School
Project Title: “In-Fiber Emulsification of Biodegradable Polymers for Drug Delivery”


Teacher Award
Nicole Justice – Lake Highland Preparatory High School


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Chemistry
Junior Division – Evan McLoughlin, Polk County, Lakeland Christian School
Senior Division – Nirva Vassa, Seminole County, Seminole High School

Computer Science
Junior Division – Kunal Upadya, Lake County, The Villages Charter School
Senior Division – Owen Kelly, Volusia County, Spruce Creek High School

Earth & Space Science
Junior Division – Jonathan Sepulveda, Seminole County, Sanford Middle School
Senior Division – Breanne Williams, Sumter County, South Sumter High School

Engineering
Junior Division – Jordan Lindquist, Orange County, Lake Eola Charter School
Senior Division – Hunter Stafford, Marion County, The Villages Charter School

Environmental Science
Junior Division – Alexandra Gabrielski, Brevard County, McNair Magnet Middle School
Senior Division – Divya Ravinder, Polk County, Bartow High School
 
Mathematics
Junior Division – Muhammad Abdulla, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School
Senior Division – Madison Greco, Seminole County, Oviedo High School

Physics
Junior Division – Leah Perry, Orange County, Lake Eola Charter School
Senior Division – Shane Visram, Orange County, Lake Highland Preparatory School

Team Projects
Junior Division – James Henderson & Sean Kennedy, Brevard   County, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
Senior Division – Elijah English, Sydney Mann & Lachonda Lacey, Sumter County, South Sumter High School


Best in Fair Winner
Rashad Abdulla, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School
Project Title: On the Fine Classification of Periodic Orbits of Continuous Endomorphisms on the Real Line with Application in Chaos Theory, Year II
*Rashad was also the Best in Fair Winner for 2011!


Teacher Award
Paula Ladd – West Shore Jr/Sr High School


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They brought the science; we brought the challenge!

On Saturday, March 16, Orlando Science Center held the 2013 Science Challenge! Presented by Bright House Networks, Science Challenge encourages excellence in science education and provides an intermediate event between the county science fairs and the state science fair. Participants are the first place winners in the physical science competitions in county Science Fairs in the nine surrounding counties (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia). These middle and high school students bring their A-game as they strive to win top honors.

Check out the photos from the competition!




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Presented by Bright House Networks, the Science Challenge is intended to encourage excellence in science education, and provides an intermediate event between the County Science Fairs and the State Science Fair. It operates under the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) rules. The participants are the first place winners in the physical science competitions in county Science Fairs in the six surrounding counties (Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia).


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