Triangle Math and Science Academy Students Shine at North Carolina Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Triangle Math and Science Academy Students Shine at North Carolina Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Posted on 02/05/2020
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CARY, N.C. (Feb. 4, 2020)–On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, students from Triangle Math and Science Academy, Cary’s premier charter school focused on science, technology, engineering, and math, participated in the North Carolina Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair hosted by Hillside High School in Durham, N.C. Out of the 30 Triangle Math and Science Academy students who competed, 21 received awards in their category of participation. Students who placed first or second will now advance to the State Science and Engineering Fair held at North Carolina State University from March 27-28, 2020.

“We are proud of all our students who participated in the regional science and engineering fair. I have to give a huge thank you to our spectacular teachers and parent supporters who inspire our students to think outside the box, get creative, and push the limits,” said Triangle Math and Science Academy Principal Mithat Karabulut. “They foster an environment for our students to tackle problem solving and critical thinking skills head on across all subject areas.”

The award recipients are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Middle School

  • Ahish Pidikiti, Third Place, Biological Sciences B
  • Anika Moolan, First Place, Technology
  • Ian Eguiarte, First Place, Engineering
  • Jon Roberto, Third Place, Physics and Math
  • Pranav Bhatnagar, Honorable Mention, Chemistry
  • Sreenivas Tatineni, Second Place, Engineering

High School

  • Aditya Shankar, Second Place, Engineering
  • Alex Fielding, Second Place, Technology
  • Anushay Atif, Honorable Mention, Biological Sciences A
  • Aryan Kokkanti, Second Place, Engineering
  • Courtney McCloughlan, Second Place, Technology
  • Eden Ramos, Honorable Mention, Chemistry
  • Elise Ramos, Honorable Mention, Earth and Environmental Science
  • Luis Salas, First Place, Engineering
  • Matias Vantilburg, First Place, Biological Sciences A
  • Neha Srinivasa, Honorable Mention, Earth and Environmental Science
  • Rahul Bhatia, First Place, Engineering
  • Sameera Poddutoori, Honorable Mention, Biological Sciences A
  • Sanjana Farmah, Second Place, Biological Sciences B
  • Syeda Aafreen, Honorable Mention, Chemistry
  • Zehra Gundogdu, Second Place, Biological Sciences B

Special awards were given by organizations or agencies to projects that meet their specific guidelines. Aryan Kokkanti, Aditya Shankar, Eden Ramos, and Neeha Srinivasa were granted award certificates from North Carolina American Water Works. Additionally, Ian Eguiarte was nominated to compete in the Broadcom Masters–an award given only to the top 10% of junior projects.

The North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair provides elementary through high school students interested in science and technology the opportunity to pursue personal areas of interest and display research in a public, competitive manner. These projects empower students with confidence, presentation skills, communication and writing skills, creativity, and critical thinking.

About Triangle Math and Science Academy 

Triangle Math and Science Academy is a tuition-free, non-religious affiliated charter school focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for elementary, middle, and high schools in Cary, N.C. With a well-defined STEM curriculum, TMSA creates a safe, nurturing, engaging, caring, and culturally responsive learning environment to build a strong school-family-community relationship in today’s globalized, technology-based society. Students are equipped with strong core knowledge and higher-order skills, including critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, and collaboration skills for an enriching educational experience. Visit Triangle Math and Science Academy online or follow them on Facebook to learn more.

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