Regional Science Fair Awards
The winners of the Robert Sheffield East Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair were announced on February 7, 2017 at the Annual Awards Banquet held at Saint Mary Catholic School in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida 
The 62nd State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida STEM Competition will be held March 28 – 30, 2017 at The Lakeland Center, in Lakeland, Florida.  The State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida is a three-day display of science project exhibits prepared by aspiring scientists and engineers in grades six through twelve. More than 900 Finalists display projects illustrating their research in competition of awards. The following individuals will represent the East Panhandle Regional Science & Engineering Fair:

Senior Division- 14 high school students were selected for State Competition; 9 of these students are from Niceville High School:

Alexandra Rodriguez -The Might of the Electrolyte

Ian Zegouras – The durability of Guitar Strings

Joseph Enguidanos- Monitoring Toxins- Human Accountability for {polluting Natural Water Resources (Part 2)

Daniel Bobbitt – Go with the Flow – Increasing the efficiency of the Tesla Turbine to Reduce the cost of Cleaner Energy Generation from Natural Gas.

Camille Miles – Thermoelectric Generator Powered Tracking Concentrated Photovoltaic System

Grayson Brobeck – EMP Power

Jackson Cook – Real-life Levitation: A Novel Study of the Correlation Between Densities of Substances and Frequency of Ultrasonic Waves Required for Sustained Levitation

Taylor Ford– Piezelectric Tiles

Logan Thursby– Tic Tac Toe Versus an Artificial Neural Network

The I-SWEEP Outstanding Sustainability Project Award
I-SWEEEP, The International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project, is a groundbreaking science fair competition open to high school students. It is the largest science fair event of its kind world-wide. With the support of leaders in industry and higher education institutions, I-SWEEEP works with local, national, and international science fair organizations to bring top-ranking participants and qualifying projects to Houston each year. Two NHS students were selected:

Jackson Cook – Real-life Levitation: A Novel Study of the Correlation between Densities of Substances and Frequency of Ultrasonic Waves Required for Sustained Levitation

Joseph Enguidanos- Monitoring Toxins- Human Accountability for {polluting Natural Water Resources (Part 2)

ISEF Winners
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.  Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes. Two Niceville High School students will compete at this international competition.

Daniel Bobbitt – Go with the Flow – Increasing the efficiency of the Tesla Turbine to Reduce the cost of Cleaner Energy Generation from Natural Gas.

Camille Miles – Thermoelectric Generator Powered Tracking Concentrated Photovoltaic System

Mrs. Gina Emery coordinates the science fair at NHS.  She is our representative on the Scientific Review Committee, and also selected by the SRC as a chair for the State Paperwork Review Committee.  Ms. Emery consistently dedicates her personal time and energy to her students’ scientific projects.


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