Winners Announced for the 2024 Tulsa Regional Science Fair!

Jen BloomEvents, Front Page, Students

On Thursday, January 25, nearly 100 students from across Tulsa and Creek counties participated in the Tulsa Regional Science Fair, sponsored and hosted by The University of Tulsa. Participants competed in two divisions: Junior Division (7-9 grade) and Senior Division (10-12 grade.) More than 65 STEM professionals and community members volunteered to make this experience possible.

Over $1,000 in cash prizes were awarded to outstanding projects from professional societies and sponsors. Twenty projects were selected to go to the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair (OSSEF) in March 2024. The top two projects will receive funding for an all-expense-paid trip to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May 2024.

There was also a STEM Career Panel where students asked questions to hear about real life career experiences. This was hosted by Erin Iski, a chemistry and biology professor at The University of Tulsa (TU). The speakers were Chad Brown (Ramsey Industries), Jordan Masterson (Boeing), Jyoti Iyer (TU), and Dr. Katie Mika (TU). 

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated! 

Category Awards

Junior Division
Behavioral Neurosciences
First Place Mia S.
Grade 7, University School
Somewhere over the Brainbow
Second Place Hudson Hale
Grade 7, University School
Eye see different
Third Place Alexadra Graber
Grade 7, University School
Science fair
Developmental & Cognitive Sciences
First Place Lillian Salon
Grade 8, University School
A Picture is Worth A Thousand Numbers
Second Place Arnav Iyengar
Grade 7, University School
The more you know the faster you go
Third Place Laya Kotihal
Grade 7, University School
Something’s in the Air
First Place Nash Skelton, Charlie Edwards, and Eric Brashears
Grade 8, Oklahoma School of Innovation & Experiential Learning
The Fire Finders
Second Place Wyatt Ivins
Grade 8, Monte Cassino
A New Prototype for Collapsible and Expandable Structures: Combining Auxetics with Hinged Polyhedra
Third Place Axel Bryan
Grade 8, Undercroft Montessori School
Using Robotics for disaster response: Navigating and Communicating.
Environmental & Life Sciences
First Place Anna Rogers
Grade 8, Undercroft Montessori School
Changes in Air Quality due to the Rising Temperatures on Different Surfaces
Second Place Truman Prather
Grade 8, University School
The NOT So Everlasting Gobstopper
Third Place Orson Slater
Grade 7, University School
Blinded by the Lights
Medical & Health Sciences
First Place Roshan Kunapuli
Grade 7, University School
I (heart sign) Exercise!
Second Place Josiah Smietanski, Rick Lenan, and Zoe Jordan
Grade 7, Oklahoma School of Innovation & Experiential Learning
Posture Perfect
Third Place Mathilda Ihrig
Grade 8, Undercroft Montessori School
Comparative Analysis of Anatomical Changes in the Brains of Dementia Patients
Microbiology & Biochemistry
First Place Grace Noviski
Grade 7, Undercroft Montessori School
Efficacy of Commercial Pool Treatments on Reducing Bacterial Load
Second Place Juliette Jackson
Grade 7, University School
Mold on the Move
Third Place Axel Hernandez and Mateo Martinez
Grade 7, Dove School of Discovery
Bad Bacteria?
Physical Sciences
First Place Avika Deepak
Grade 7, University School
The Taste of Time
Second Place Sophia Kurklinsky
Grade 7, University School
Spin-Tacular Science: The Axel-lent Art of Figure Skating Spins
Third Place Andrew Surja
Grade 8, University School
Keep it Cool
Plant Sciences
First Place Sophia G.
Grade 8, University School
Forever Flowers
Second Place Divya Ramnath
Grade 7, University School
Hot and Cold plants
Third Place Norah Jankowsky
Grade 8, University School
Social Sciences
First Place Joses Joshi
Grade 8, University School
A Laughing Matter
Second Place Evelyn Saylor
Grade 8, University School
Phone, Phone, In My Hand- Who’s The Fairest In The Land?
Third Place Rosemary Gould
Grade 7, University School
Dressing Though the Decades


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