St. Pius X students gathered multiple awards at the Central New Mexico Science and Engineering 2016 Research Challenge held in March. Congratulations to these winners:
Connor Jenke, grade 9
-First Place ABQ Soaring Club Award; projects related to aeronautics
-First Place International Test & Evaluation Association, Roadrunner Chapter Award; best application of test and evaluation techniques in an experiment.
-Honorable Mention UNM School of Engineering, Top of Category Award Winners; Energy and Transportation Category Sponsor
Vanessa Lucero, grade 9
-First Place Association for Women Geoscientists Award; High standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences.
-First Place ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Award; Research to solve a complex problem that involves social justice, environmental and economic prosperity.
Helene Walker, grade 11
-First Place Austin Hudson LaPore Biochemistry Award; showcasing or expressing exceptional passion for the biochemistry sciences.
-First Place Society for In Vitro Biology Award; the most outstanding 11th grade students exhibiting in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture
-Honorable Mention UNM College of Pharmacy Award; a project related to the Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Harold Gridley, grade 11
-Third Place NM Biotechnology and Biomedical Association; Cellular & Molecular Biology, Top of Category Award.
-Third Place UNM Health Sciences Center Awards; for excellent projects in each of the categories of Medicine and Health, Microbiology, and Biochemistry
Samanth Multari, grade 10
-Second Place Regional Research Challenge - Top of Category Award; Animal Sciences
-Winner of the 2016 Paper Challenge.
Andrew Sinclair, grade 11
-Second Place Physics and Astronomy – top of Category Award
-Winner, Senior Division Regional Research Challenge Representative State Qualifier
Rebecca Giron, Teacher
-Teacher Award For creative and insightful science teachers in memory of Dr. M. Martignoni