St. Mary’s University and the University of the Incarnate Word Award $500,000 at the SEA Science and Engineering Fair

The SEA is thankful for the support of St. Mary’s University and the University of the Incarnate Word at our Science and Engineering Fair. Each year both universities award hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to the five Grand Prize winners in the individual upper division fair.  Representatives from St. Mary’s University included Dr. Winston Erevelles, the Dean of the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology and Dr. Carol Redfield, the Graduate Program Director of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems.  Amy Yanaway, University of the Incarnate Word Admissions Counselor was also present to acknowledge the award winners.  Each winner received the St. Mary’s Science Fair Scholarship of $56,000 and the University of the Incarnate Word Dean’s Scholarship of $44,000. Because some of the winners from this year had previously been awarded these scholarships, both universities graciously extended the scholarship to a sixth person. Dr. Redfield has been instrumental in obtaining scholarships for Science and Engineering Academy every year since 2009. Dr. Glenn James, Associate Provost and Director of Assessment at the University of the Incarnate Word, established as similar program in 2011. Both Dr. Redfield and Dr. James are longtime members of the SEA Advisory Board. 

The 2015-2016 SEA Science and Engineering Fair Scholarship Winners:

Alex Doyle
1st Grand Prize:
Saving Lives with Improved Field Treatment of Hypothermia - Year Four Research

Christopher Botello
2nd Grand Prize:
A Novel Approach In Cooling Solar Panels On-Demand Through the Use of an Automated Cooling System

Anaelli Rodriguez
3rd Grand Prize:
Novel Redesign of a Mammogram Machine: Improve Comfort of the Screening Process

Midori Flores
4th Grand Prize:
AgNP Gloves

Luke Weston
5th Grand Prize:
P4= Parabolic Power & PLA Possibilities

David Zulli
Best in Biochemistry:
Converting Tropical Feedstocks into Bio-Ethanol via Enzymatic Hydrolysis