TROY - Recently, students from Heritage Middle School in Newburgh attended the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. The major goal of science fairs is to motivate and stimulate students, who have a special interest and talent in science, to pursue science related careers.
Heritage science teachers Aileen Toback and Edward Petry accompanied eight students, along with the students’ families, to compete at the regional level. The Heritage Team received three regional awards, one national award, a second place honorable mention and a first place winner. In addition, Jack Workman, Heritage’s 1st place winner, also won entry into the NYS Science Congress and the Broadcom Masters Fair. Students and their awards:
Kaley Ortiz- American Society for Microbiology, Regional Award
Halana DiServo- Momentive Performance Materials, Regional Award
Ryan Danyluk- National Society of Professional Engineers, Intel ISEF Award (entered into a national competition)
Rhiddi Patel- U.S. Navy Excellence in Science, Intel ISEF
Lane Dingwell- 2nd Honorable Mention
Jack Workman- 1st Place: Invitation to the STANYS State Science Congress and SSP National Broadcom Masters Program.