Pictured above: Shrey Rohilla, the winner of the 8th Grade Outstanding project, provides a virtual presentation to the judges.
The Pikes Peak Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PPRSEF) was held virtually on February 20, 2021, in Colorado Springs. The Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) of NDIA chose to recognize outstanding and exceptional students in 6th through 8th grades at the Fair. Our awards were given to students who exhibited creativity, science, and engineering rigor, and indicated a potential application to defense and national security.
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of NDIA wants to congratulate all students who participated in the science fair and wants to recognize the recipients of the NDIA STEM awards. Our STEM awards consist of a certificate, an NDIA coin, and a cash award.
- 8th Grade Outstanding ($250): Shrey Rohilla, “Battle of the Blades!” JC1
- 7th Grade Outstanding ($250): Naomi Kruse, “Knockout! Bacterial Microflora as a Defense against Tobacco Mosaic Virus in Phaseolus” JB5
- 7th Grade Excellent ($150): Cameron Wolkow, “The Effect of Mushrooms on Biodegradable Products and Plastics” JB2
- 6th Grade Outstanding ($250): Lily Sobers, “The Science of Spin: Mass and Inertia” JD5
- 6th Grade Excellent ($150): Audrey Skalko, “Spherification” JA5
- 6th Grade Excellent ($150): Ayush Vispute, “Stretch It!” JD3
A special thanks go to the PPRSF Special Awards coordinators: Karen Crosson, Lynne Williams, Carol Bach, and PPRSEF Director Nancy Hampson. Thank you to NDIA special awards judges: Scott Gilson, Ron Huntley, Dave Hollenbach, and Workforce Development staff: Kelly Hughes, Norm Black, and Tom Taylor.