Kennedy Middle School student, Matthew Maciejewski, was honored as a finalist for his project, “Pore” My Way to Cleaner Water, at the 67th annual Science and Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University in Hamden on Saturday, March 14.
eesmarts, an Energize CT program, sponsored the special award categories of alternative/renewable energy for middle and high school students; future sustainability for high school students; and sustainable resources and practices for middle school students.
Matthew’s project was awarded first place in the sustainable resources and practices category for middle school students. Matthew received $500 and a trophy for his achievement in the category.
The Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair is open to students across the state in grades 7 through 12, who compete for more than 600 spots each year. The objective of the fair is to attract young people to careers in the science and engineering industry, while also developing critical thinking skills. The fair is supported by several academic and industrial organizations throughout the state, with funds directed to the awards, operations and various educational activities.