More than 1,200 students representing schools throughout the region competed recently in the Carnegie Science Center’s 77th annual Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair, one of the oldest and largest science fairs in the nation. This year’s participation was the highest since the “space race” era in 1962. Awards totaled $1 million in cash and scholarships, and winners were announced at a ceremony at Heinz Field.
First-place award winners were:
Junior (grade 6) — consumer science: Andres Aiello and Arturo Zarour, Falk Laboratory School; life science: Vedha Avali, Marshall Middle School; physical science: Oscar Heller, Carson Middle School.
Intermediate (grades 7-8) — behavioral and social science: Adam Ozegovich, Yough Intermediate/Middle School; biology: Emily Mullen, St. Mary of the Assumption School, Glenshaw; chemistry: Prateek Adurty, Sewickley Academy; computer science/math: Rajeev Godse, Dorseyville Middle School; consumer science: Maya Poziviak, Mary of Nazareth School; earth/space/environment: Thomas O’Toole, St. Kilian School; engineering/robotics: Amulya Garimella, Dorseyville Middle School; medicine/health/microbiology: Aria Eppinger, Winchester Thurston School; physics: Maya Cranor, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy.
Senior (grades 9-12) — behavioral and social science: Caitlyn Pascucci, Freeport Area Senior High School; biology: Sophia Yurkovetsky, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy; chemistry: Vashisth Parekh, Upper St. Clair High School; computer science/math: Arjan Guglani, Pine-Richland High School; earth/space/environment: Vedant Parekh, Upper St. Clair High School; engineering/robotics: Alexandra Miller, Northern Garrett High School; medicine/health/microbiology: Joseph Anand, St. John Paul II Homeschool CO-OP; physics: Sahil Doshi, Upper St. Clair High School.
For a complete list of winners at all levels in all categories, visit http://www.pittsburghsciencefair.org.