A team of Fox Chapel Area High School students recently won two awards in the Carnegie Science Center’s SciYinz Squad: Chain Reaction competition. The students won a People’s Choice award, as well as an award for Best Presentation.
The participating Fox Chapel Area students were seniors James Harris, William Rice, and Sydney Ward; juniors Maria Costantino, Sophia Gass, and Jillian Stahl; and sophomores Rebecca Chang, Alex Kim, Kyle Matthew Ong, Sangyon Park, Hyunoh Ro, Gretchen Shelestak, Maria Stiger, and Samuel Ummer.
The SciYinz Squad competitions are held at the Carnegie Science Center and are fun, impromptu challenges that encourage teamwork and creativity, all while addressing basic scientific principles and concepts that are regularly encountered across a wide array of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. The competitions are open to students in grades 6-12.