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Budding Scientists Fill 3rd Annual Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair

March 24, 2014

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair 1On Sunday, over 640 students and their families converged upon the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. The purpose was to recognize the achievements of hundreds of both middle and senior high school students. In actuality, it was a weekend long celebration. For those that committed to the task, Friday evening represented a set-up period for their display boards and documentation. Starting early Saturday morning, the students were standing by their projects and were prepared to discuss their methodologies with a variety of judges. By mid-day, additional judges came through to determine how would advance to the second round.

The Dublin Unified School District sent 112 students to the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair, representing 1/6th of all students at the fair. Every sixth person you passed when walking through the projects was from a Dublin public school, out of the 72 schools that sent students to the fair. Almost 100 students were from Dublin High School, representing 5% of the Dublin High’s student population.

Dublin High School Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair EntrySunday morning, a number of sponsor VIP’s were allowed a private session with the participants. Starting a 2:00 PM, a multitude of awards were handed out. Some were in the category of “special” awards and others were within a specific discipline. For the grand finale, the crowd anticipated the presentation of the final Grand Prizes.

In this group, Dublin High School was represented by 9th grader, Mr. Kumaran Ratnam. His project was titled: “A novel energy harvesting system with a piezo element to power a visual prosthesis system.” His Science teacher is Ms. Janet Kaehms. We wish a hearty congratulations to Mr. Ratnam and good luck at the state and national levels.

Congressman Swalwell Addresses Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair

Congressman Swalwell Addresses Science Fair Participants

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair

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