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Office of Education Awards Science and Engineering Fair Winners

Mar 27, 2024 09:56AM ● By Solano County Office of Education News Release, photos by SCOE staff
The Junior Overall Winner Andrea Davenport of Green Valley Middle School celebrates her win.

SOLANO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) hosted the 2024 Solano County Science and Engineering Fair on March 14, 2024. The fair was an excellent opportunity for elementary, middle, and high school students to investigate challenges, gather and evaluate evidence, and develop knowledgeable conclusions. 

“Science and engineering fairs provide invaluable opportunities for students to showcase their creativity, problem-solving skills, and ideas. These events not only foster a love for science and engineering but also encourage critical thinking and real-world problem solving in the next generation of innovators," said Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson. 

 The Senior Overall Winner Maya Chakraverty of Benicia High smiles after her win.

The 2024 Solano County Science and Engineering Fair hosted 90 students from eight schools. Two students earned the top spots in this year’s competition and are eligible to enter the California Science and Engineering Fair on April 16, 2024. The overall junior division winner was Andrea Davenport from Green Valley Middle School in Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District with her project “Exploring Aerodynamics with Vehicle Shapes and Airflow”. The overall senior division winner was Maya Chakraverty from Benicia High School in Benicia Unified School District with her project “Effects of Ultrasonic Animal Repellers on Brassica Rapa Peroxidase”. Certificates, medals, and prizes were awarded to both winners.

SCOE’s annual science and engineering fair aims to inspire more students to consider a career in science, engineering, or a related field. In addition to the science and engineering projects that were submitted by students, this year’s fair hosted engineering challenges and hands-on STEAM-related exhibits for all visitors to McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo. 

SCOE extends gratitude to the student participants, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors that make this event an ongoing success.