WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton seventh-grader Jonathan Wu took home a second place award at the 66th Annual Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair.
Wu, who attends Middlebrook School in Wilton, took second place and a $300 prize for his project entitled, “Solar and Wind Power.” The winners were announced on March 15 at the 66th Annual Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University.
Energize Connecticut and the eesmarts 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.
On hand to present the awards to the finalists were Connecticut Light & Power Senior Program Administrator Rebecca Meyer and United Illuminating Director of C&I Services Roy Haller. Representatives from CL&P and UI served as judging chairs and coordinated 30 judges from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Capitol Region Education Council, Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corp., University of New Haven, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
“The Energize Connecticut Special Award categories represent topics that are extremely vital to the future of our state and beyond,” said Fair Director Bob Wisner in a release. “These students are creating projects geared towards increasing energy efficiency, using clean and renewable energy technologies, and promoting overall sustainability. If the submissions we receive are any indication of where we are heading in these fields, then our future looks promising.”