Congratulations for Winners of Connecticut Science Fair


On Thursday March 17, 2016, nine Connecticut students were awarded Connecticut Section IEEE prizes for their projects in the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair held at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.  The students are from schools in Connecticut grades 7 through 12.  For over 35 years, the Connecticut Section has given special awards to those students who show exemplary aptitude in fields related to the IEEE.  These students represent the best and brightest minds coming out of our Connecticut schools.  Visit their Site at
With the limited number of awards to grant and a slew of high-caliber projects, it was an arduous task to determine those true standout entries.  The IEEE members acting as judges were Gary Felberbaum, Peter Kootsookos, Biao Zhang and Bill Wessman.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the following winners of this year’s IEEE CT Science Fair Award recipients.  You can view the abstracts of their projects by downloading this PDF file.


CT Science Fair IEEE Special Award Recipients




Hanson Mo Application of Computer Vision in Pupil and Eye Center Tracking


John Oei Hydropower Tiles: A Novel Approach to Harvesting Energy from Human



Sarah Saxe and

Julia Nadelmann

Designing a Bench Top Pump Using Ferro Fluids and Electromagnets as an

Actuating Mechanism

Honorable Mention

Xuezheng Wu Self-regulated LED Dimming System for Reduction of Eyestrain and Energy


Honorable Mention

Joshua Snyder An Electronic Neural Model of the Patellar Reflex Arc

Honorable Mention

Ana Boccanfuso and

Saunder Saffran

The TempBot

Honorable Mention

Nina Ferrucci Building a Battery

Honorable Mention

Read projects abstracts here

Have you checked event’s pictures in our gallery?

– Report submitted by Bill Wessman, CT-Science & Engineering Fair Liaison