Winners of 2016 S^4-Super Summer Science Search Contest™ Announced

Winners of 2016 S^4-Super Summer Science Search Contest™ Announced

The Cupertino Library Foundation (CLF) awarded its winners for the fifth annual S^4-Super Summer Science Search Contest for Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) middle school students in a ceremony. About 100 students, parents and guests cheered on students representing the top 16 contest entries, covering a wide array of topics, from reducing hypertension to eliminating auto pollution. Many of the gadgets, experiments and ideas created by students were on display in Cupertino Community Hall.

S^4 Super Summer Science Search Contest Winners 2016

Winners of the 2016 S^4-Super Summer Science Search Contest show off their award certificates. From left to right: Alan Shi, third place, Aryia Dattamajumdar, first place, Udbhav Venkataramen, second place.

The winners of this year’s contest are:

  • 1st Place: Aryia Dattamajumdar, 8th grade, Cupertino Middle School, Hypertension Without the Tension
  • 2nd Place: Udbhav Venkataramen, 8th grade, Kennedy Middle School, Sleep Waves
  • 3rd Place: Alan Shi, 8th grade, Kennedy Middle School, Sound Power

For the 2016 contest the task force made up of high school leaders and adults created a new prompt that encouraged students to come up with their own creative scientific solutions for issues facing U.S. cities. Students were asked to choose a city to research, pick an issue facing that city and come up with a scientific solution.

There was no cost to enter the contest. The first place winner received an iPad mini. Second place received $100, and third place received $50. A generous grant from the Peter Likhachev Foundation enriched the 2016 S^4 program for the third year in a row.

 

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