Winners Announced for Tulsa Regional Science Fair

Jaime WaltonEvents, Front Page, Press Release, STEM News, Students

On Thursday, February 9, nearly 75 students from across Tulsa and Creek counties participated in the Tulsa Regional Science Fair (TRSF), hosted by the University of Tulsa. Participants competed in two divisions: Junior Division (7-9 grade) and Senior Division (10-12 grade.) More than 60 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 2023. The top two projects will receive funding for an all-expense-paid trip to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May 2023.

Category Awards

Junior Division
First Place Meredith Dellegar
Grade 8, Thoreau Demonstration Academy
Squeaky Clean
Second Place Bilal Shakeel
Grade 8, University School
Spicy Memories
Third Place Corbin Olguin
Grade 7, Thoreau Demonstration Academy
First Place Eric Brashears, Charlie Edwards, Nash Skelton
Grade 7, Oklahoma School of Innovation & Experiential Learning
The Librarian: Helping Self-Regulate Voice Volume
Second Place Layne Johnson, Noah Muilenburg
Grade 7, Oklahoma School of Innovation & Experiential Learning
MoldBusters: Using an Arduino to Prevent the Growth of Mold
Third Place Mohammed Zainoba
Grade 7, Dove School of Discovery
Converting Electrical Energy to Mechanical Energy


Environmental Science
First Place Tristan Anderson-Harrison
Grade 8, University School
Dirty to Clean Filtration Machine
Second Place Michelle Currie, Nosrat Montaha, Landon Mortimer
Grade 9, Owasso High School
Are waters from more neglected areas more contaminated?
Third Place Rubi Garcia, Andrea Rodriguez
Grade 8, Dove Science Academy
Life Science
First Place Connor Donnelly
Grade 7, University School
Seeing Red
Second Place Kenzi D’Alessandro
Grade 9, Cascia Hall Preparatory School
An Exploration of Useful Applications of Voronoi Tessellations
Third Place Muhammad Akhtar
Grade 8, University School
Ready, Set, Grow!


Medical & Health Science
First Place Arjun Deepak
Grade 8, University School
Train Insane
Second Place John Carroll, Leo McCoy
Grade 9, Cascia Hall Preparatory School
Determining the impact of dextrose on the maltose operon.
Third Place Doaa Zainoba
Grade 9, Dove Science Academy
The Heart and Lungs vs. Exercise
Physical Sciences
First Place Grecia Hernandez
Grade 9, Dove Science Academy
Laminar and Turbulent Air Flows
Second Place Favor Ayuketa
Grade 9, Dove Science Academy
How much kills fire
Third Place Amelia Diamond, Ashley Ledesma
Grade 7, Dove Science Academy
Lava Lamp


Social & Behavioral Sciences
First Place Lillian Salon
Grade 7, University School
First Impressions
Second Place Gabe Cerqueira
Grade 7, University School
Music to my ears
Third Place Delilah Kantz
Grade 7, Thoreau Demonstration Academy
How Does Color Affect Our Taste