Florida Tech Makes Science Fair Awards to Area High School Students for Engineering Projects

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Civil Engineering made four awards to area high school students in February in the 2011 Brevard Science and Engineering Fairs, South, Intracoastal and Mainland regions.

Skyler Philbin and Anthony Taveras of Melbourne High School earned awards in the Brevard South Region for their project, “Effects of Compaction on Soil Permeability.” Their teacher was Joseph Estevez.

Ethan Hudgins of Satellite High School earned an award in the Brevard Intracoastal Region for his project, “Harvesting Runaway Nutrients: A Storm Water Solution.” His teacher was Joe Scott.

Colton Kollath of Titusville High School, Mainland Region, earned an award for his project, “A Study of the Structural Failure Mechanism of World Trade Center Building 7 Following the 9/11/2001 Attacks.” His teacher was Allen Sprayberry.

Each winning student was given a $100 discount to Florida Tech’s 2011 Engineering Summer Camp, which takes place on campus July 18-22.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Howell Heck judged the projects.

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