Atoms Win Big at the Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Yakina and Theodore demonstrate their robot  that aids in the cleaning up of coastlines, in the MOST's CNY Science and Engineering Fair.

Sunday, March 21st, 2021This past weekend, Syracuse Academy of Science high school Atoms Yakina Sika-Amoah and Theodore Simon took home more than the gold medal and highest honors at the MOST's CNY Science and Engineering Fair, held on Sunday March 21st.

Yakina and Theodore worked to research and develop a robot that would help clean up the coastlines. They entered the robot into the virtual CNY Science and Engineering Fair and won the following awards.

  • The High Honor Medallion
  • IEEE Electrical Computer Engineering Award
  • Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
  • US Agency for International Development Award
  • Stockholm Jr. Water Prize
  • Terra Science and Education Award

Not to mention, Yakina and Theodore also secured a spot and sponsorship to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in 2021!

Congratulations to Yakina and Theodore, we are all so incredibly proud of you and all your accomplishments this weekend. We look forward to you both representing not only Syracuse Academy of Science High School but the Upstate New York community at the Regneron ISEF!


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