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2018 Science & Engineering Fair Winners

PECG “2018 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award” ($1,000)
Both projects received the same final score by judges
and each student received $500

Student: Megha Jain, Grade 10
School: Granada Hills Charter School - LAUSD
Project Title: "Gemini Tank Device - Using Suction and Fluid Mechanics to
Convert Single Flash Toilet Tanks Into Dual Mode"
Thank You Letter from Megha

Student: Diana Michaelson, Grade 7
School: Charles Evans Hughes Middle School - Long Beach USD
Project Title: "Compressive Strength of Concrete vs Environmental Sustainability"
Thank You Letter from Diana


PECG "2018 James E. Roberts Award" ($1,000)

Students: Jad Soucar, Grade 10 and Andrew Hong, Grade 11
School: Crescenta Valley High School - Glendale USD
Project Title: "Alternate Approach to Synthesizing Environmentally Favorable Industrial Scale Concrete Using the Coccolithophore”
Thank You Letter from Jad and Andrew

HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS

1. Enzo Genovese, Grade 8, The Science Academy STEM Magnet School, LAUSD

2. Felimon Charles Legaspi, Grade 8, Incarnation Parish School, Archdiocese

3. Peter Husman, Grade 7, The Science Academy STEM Magnet School, LAUSD

4. Eric Gediman, Grade 8, Gaspar de Portola School Highly Gifted Magnet, LAUSD

5. Jordan Copeland, Grade 7, Royal Oak Middle School, Charter Oak USD

6. Kaitlyn Arst, Grade 12, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, LAUSD

7. Allyson Ee, Grade 12, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, PVPUSD

8. Albert Tan, Grade 11, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, PVPUSD

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2017 Science & Engineering Fair Winners

PECG “2017 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award” ($1,000)

Student: Diana Michaelson, Grade 6
School: Evans Hughes Middle School - Long Beach USD
Project Title: "Resistance of Concrete to Freezing and Thawing"
Thank You Letter from Diana

PECG "2017 James E. Roberts Award" ($1,000)

Student: Lukas Jarasunas, Grade 8
School: St. John Fisher Catholic School of the US Archdiocese
Project Title: "Testing Arrester Bed Fills and the Relationship Between Truck Weight
and Stopping Distance on Arrester Beds and Gravity Escape Ramps”
Thank You Letter from Lukas

HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS

1. Felimon Charles Legaspi, Grade 7, Incarnation School, Archdiocese

2. Enzo Pardo, Grade 8, Ribet Academy Middle School, Private

3. Lucineh Kehkesian, Grade 7, Royal Oak Middle School, Charter Oak USD

4. Sevan Derderian, Grade 7, Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Middle School, Private

5. Andrew Karroum, Grade 10, St. John Bosco School, Archdiocese

6. Margaret Jajirian, Grade 11, Palos Verdes High School, PV Peninsula USD

7. Michael Liu, Grade 11, Palos Verdes High School, PV Peninsula USD

8. Jack Irwin, Grade 7, Intellectual Virtues Academy, Long Beach USD - Charter

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2016 Science & Engineering Fair Winners

PECG “2016 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award” ($1,000)

Student: Piper Mape, Grade 7
School: Saint Mel School, Archdiocese - Woodland Hills
Project Title: "Can Magnets Float a Bridge"
Thank You Letter from Piper


PECG "2016 James E. Roberts Award" ($1,000)

Student: Felimon Charles Legaspi, Grade 6
School: Incamation School, Archdiocese - Glendale
Project Title: "Building Better Earthquake Resistant Structures”
Thank You Letter from Charles

HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS

1. Phoebe Kellogg, Grade 8, John Muir Middle School, Burbank USD

2. Andrew Karroum, Grade 9, St. John Bosco School, Archdiocese

3. Enzo Banal, Grade 6, Walter Reed Middle School, LAUSD

4. Jonah Bard, Grade 6, Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am

5. Enzo Pardo, Grade 7, Ribet Academy, Private

6. Braden Nucum, Grade 6, St. John Fisher School, Archdiocese

7. Omar Yahia, Grade 6, New Horizon School, Private

8. Mohammad Mustafa Khan, Grade 7, Al Huda Islamic School, Private

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2015 Science & Engineering Fair Winners 

PECG “2015 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award” ($1,000)

Student: Kassandra Canalita
School: California Academy of Math & Science
Project Title: “The Strongest Configuration of Reinforcement Bar"
Kassandra's Letter to PECG


PECG "2015 James E. Roberts Award" ($500)

Student: George Khouri
School: Sierra Canyon School
Project Title: “Put Your Soil to the Test”
George's Letter to PECG

PECG "2015 James E. Roberts Award" ($500)

Student: Andrew Karroum
School: Torrance Nativity Catholic School
Project Title: “The Effect of Bracing Type on Structural Integrity”
Andrew's Letter to PECG

 

HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS

1. Nicholas Luchetta, Grade 7, Holy Angels School, Archdiocese

2. Valentina Juarez, Grade 6, Niemes Elementary School, ABCUSD

3. Fashion Castillo-Delgadillo, Grade 6, Niemes Elementary School, ABCUSD

4. Ian Kennealy, Grade 7, Saint Timothy School, Archdiocese

5. Melany Arriola, Grade 8, Magnolia Science Academy, LAUSD

6. Camila Fernandez, Grade 8, Magnolia Science Academy, LAUSD

7. Jahan Razavi, Grade 6, Mirman School, Private

8. Kaitly Arst, Grade 9, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, LAUSD

9. Amanda Arts, Grade 9, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, LAUSD

10. Jiamin Xu, Grade 8, South Pasadena Middle School, SPUSD

11. Jaemyung Choi, Grade 8, South Pasadena Middle School, SPUSD

12. Faatima Zahra Motala, Grade 8, Institute of Knowledge, Private

13. Pauline Alarcon, Grade 10, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

14. Christopher Isozaki, Grade 9, Palos Verdes High School, PVPUSD 

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2014 Science & Engineering Fair Winners
 

PECG "2014 James E. Roberts Award" ($1,000)

Student: Sebastian Cordero, Grade 8
School: Our Mother of Good Counsel School, Archdiocese
Project Title: “Effect of Suspension Mechanism on Bridges”
Sebastian's Letter to PECG

PECG "2014 James E. Roberts Award" ($1,000)

Student: Tai Michaels, Grade 7
School: Portola Highly Gifted Magnet Center, LAUSD
Project Title: “What to Alter to Make Structures Stronger”
Tai's Letter to PECG
 

PECG “2014 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award” ($1,000)

Student: Melany Arriola, Grade 7
School: Magnolia Science Academy, LAUSD
Project Title: “Earthquake Resistant Structures"
Melany's Letter to PECG

Student: Camila Fernandez, Grade 7
School: Magnolia Science Academy, LAUSD
Project Title: “Earthquake Resistant Structures"
Camila's Letter to PECG
 

HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS


1. Donald MacArthur, Grade 7, American Martyrs School, Archdiocese 2. Benjamin Levine, Grade 6, Millikan Middle School, LAUSD 3. Eris Albert-Minckler, Grade 7, Blair Middle School, Pasadena USD 4. Josh Blackard, Grade 7, Royal Oak Middle School, Charter Oak USD 5. Luis Hidalco, Grade 8, South Gate Middle School, LAUSD 6. Joshua Lewis, Grade 6, Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy, Private 7. Jeana Shin, Grade 6, Millikan Science Academy School, LAUSD 8. Meesue Kim, Grade 6, Millikan Science Academy School, LAUSD

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2013 Science & Engineering Fair Winners
 

PECG "2013 James E. Roberts Award" ($1,000)

Student: Joseph Valentin Canalita, Grade 7 
School: Nativity Catholic School 
Project Title: “Can You Trust the Truss”
Joseph's Letter to PECG

$500 Award
Patrick Hagerty, Grade 7
School: St. Louise de Marillac School 
Project Title:  "Building Better Bridges"
Patrick's Letter to PECG
 

PECG “2013 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award” ($1,000)

Student: Laureen Akram, Grade 8 
School: Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy
Project Title: “Bridging the Gap"
Laureen's Letter to PECG

Student: Jane Whatley, Grade 7
School: Pomona USD
Project Title: “An Empirical Analysis of Wooden Structures"
Jane's Letter to PECG
 

HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS


1. Krista Celo, Gr. 6, Incarnation Parish School - Glendale
2. Francesca Legaspi, Gr. 6, Incarnation Parish School – Glendale
 3. Maryam Khan, Gr. 7, Institute of Knowledge – Walnut USD
4. Yamileh Velasquez, Gr. 8, Royal Oak Middle School – Oak USD
5. James Karroum, Gr. 8, Nativity Catholic School 
6. Matthew Kymn, Gr. 7, Saint John Fisher School

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PECG "2012 James E. Roberts Award" ($1,000)

Student: Christopher Isozaki, Grade 6
School: St. John Fisher (Private/Parochial)
Category: Engineering Applications (Junior Division)
Project Title: “Seismic Earthquake Safety Desk Design”
Christopher's Letter to PECG

PECG “2012 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award” ($1,000)

Student: Sevana Manoukian, Grade 7
School: Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian School
Category: Engineering Applications (Junior Division)
Project Title: “Seismic Earthquake 'Feel the Suspension"
Sevana's Letter to PECG
 

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PECG "2011 James E. Roberts Award" ($1,000)

Student: Hao Sun, Grade 11
School: Ribet Academy, Private/Parochial
Category: Engineering Applications (Junior Division)
Project Title: “Testing Efficiency of Bridges”
Hao Sun's letter to PECG

PECG “2011 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award” ($1,000)

Student: April King, Grade 12
School: Int. Polytechnic High School PAU
Category: Engineering Research (Senior Division)
Project Title: “Bridge Extensions”
April King's Resume
April King's Essay for PECG

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2010 Award Winners

PECG "2010 James E. Roberts Award" $1,000
Was shared between two finalists students who both received equal scores of 95% each by the judges

Student: George Khabbaz, Gr: 6
School: Saint Gregory’s & M. Hovsepian School, Private/Parochial
Category: Engineering Applications (Junior Division)
Project Title: “Which Building Structure is Most Earthquake Resistant”
Read George's Thank You Letter to PECG

Nicholas Lamborn, Gr: 6
School: John Marshall Fundamental High School, Pasadena Unified School District
Category: Engineering Research (Junior Division)
Project Title: “Which Bridge Design is the Strongest”
Read Nicholas Lamborn's Essay

PECG “2010 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award” $1,000

Student: Asha Banks, Gr: 6
School: Saint Timothy, Private/Parochial School
Category: Engineering Applications (Junior Division)
Project Title: “Which Building Design Will Best Withstand an Earthquake”
Read Asha Banks' Essay

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2009 Award Winners

PECG "2009 James E. Roberts Award"
Student: Keoni Aricayos, Grade: 9
School: Ribet Academy - Private/Parochial
Category: Engineering Applications (Senior Division)
Project Title: "Earthquake Structural Research Project" 
Read Keoni's Thank You Letter to PECG

PECG "2009 Marilyn Jorgensen Reece Award"

Student: Megan Wooley, Grade: 8
School: Miraleste Intermediate - Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Category: Engineering Applications (Junior Division) 
Project Title: "Under Pressure, What Bridge Holds The Most Weight With The Least Flex"
Read Megan's Thank You Letter to PECG

 
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