Brevard Public School’s Kyle Bramblett and Nathan Foo Finalists in Prestigious Science Competition
By Space Coast Daily // April 25, 2020
Due to COVID 19 closures, the competition was held in a virtual setting
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools students Kyle Bramblett and Nathan Foo earned recognition at the Orlando Science Center-sponsored Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition last weekend.
Due to COVID 19 closures, the competition was held in a virtual setting, and students presented their work to judges online.
Bramblett is from Titusville High School and was named First Runner Up for his environmental engineering project, earning a cash prize of $1,000.
During his presentation, Bramblett made a point to thank his teacher, Jennifer Cotton, for all of her support and guidance over the last two years.
He also received recognition last year as a First Runner Up in this competition.
Foo is from West Shore Jr./Sr. High School and was named one of two Grand Award Winners for his animal sciences project, earning a cash prize of $5,000.
Foo’s teacher, Paula Ladd, will each receive an additional cash prize as part of the competition recognition. This is Ladd’s second consecutive year teaching a Grand Award Winner as West Shore’s Pooja Shah was a Grand Award Honoree in 2019.
Local scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. Nelson Ying has partnered with Orlando Science Center since 1999 to celebrate local students’ exemplary achievements through the science competition.
Students submit research papers to be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges and can earn up to $5,000, plus additional awards for their schools and teachers.
This competition is open to individual students in Grades 9-12. Projects can be classified into a wide range of STEM topics, but they always have one thing in common: the goal to help humanity through scientific research.
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