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3 Coweta students qualify for regional STEM fair
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3 Coweta students qualify for regional STEM fair

NEWNAN, Ga. -- More than 75 projects were entered into this year's Coweta County School System Science and Engineering Fair.

Several of those projects qualified for the next level of competition.

Beck Glover, Jackson Sims and Tyler Sisk clinched the top prizes in their respective divisions.

Sisk, a student at Northgate High School, won in the senior division. His project, "The Fuel of the Future 2," includes improvements on a working hydrogen fuel cell that he built last year.

Glover and Sims tied for the top prize in the junior division. Glover's project, "Erosion of Georgia's Soils," expanded upon work he began in a 4-H group. He is a student at Smokey Road Middle School. Sims, who attends Madras Middle School, titled his project "Whatever Floats Your Boat"; he built a boat hull designed to reduce dragging.

All three projects went on to compete at the West Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 8, along with several of their classmates' endeavors, which were selected to advance by Georgia Tech engineering professor Dr. Pete Ludovice.

"We have seen a large increase in the number of student engineering projects in particular," Coweta science curriculum specialist Donald White said of the school system's fair. "I think that goes back to the focus on STEM education here and across the country, and teachers having a greater focus on getting students to apply the knowledge that they're receiving in the classroom."

(Coweta County School System)

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