The Education Foundation of Indian River County is pleased to announce that Vero Beach High School students, Brian Mills and Spencer Toll, were awarded a 3rd place prize at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona. Both students received their bid at the foundation’s Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair that took place earlier this year.
Brian and Spencer’s project, “Capability of Modern Technology to Detect Exoplanets Orbiting Black Holes,” earned them at $1,000 cash award in the Physics and Astronomy category. In addition, they earned Honorable Mention for their project from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair featured more than 1,700 young scientists selected from 419 affiliate fairs in 77 countries, regions and territories. In addition to the top winners, approximately 600 finalists, received awards and prizes for their innovative research. Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.
Congratulations to Brian and Spencer!
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Thank you to all of our 2016 Charity Shoot sponsors and participants. What a wonderful day we had on Saturday. A special thank you to Nicky Szapary, Windsor Gun Club Director, who has led this event for us for the last 16 years.
Foundation Sponsors: George E. Warren Corporation, the Georgia Welles Family, and John and Judi O'Steen
Host Sponsor: Windsor
Game Driven Simulation Sponsors: The Thomas F. and Clementine L. Mullan Foundation
Quadruple Three-Stand Sponsor: Bill and Mary Ann Becker and Guy and Dede Snowden
Award Sponsor: Hudson Advisor Services, Cary and Patrice Stowe and Proctor Construction
Safety Sponsor: Deke Welles and Reg Newman
First Place Winners: Neil Shaw, Tony Zande and John Kinsella
Second Place Winners: Tony Woodruff, Trish Backal, and Thad Davis
Third Place Winners: Gordon Calder, Dede Snowden, and Guy Snowden