Lockheed Martin Science Challenge

Next Competition: To Be Announced

The Lockheed Martin Science Challenge provides county science fair winners an opportunity to present their projects to a team of expert judges before advancing to the state science fair, allowing participants an extra chance to practice their presentations. 

Students in Grades 6–12 who have won first-place in their county science fairs’ physical science competitions are invited to compete in the Lockheed Martin Science Challenge.

Participating counties are: Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.

For more information about Orlando Science Center’s science competitions, please call our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email competitions@osc.org.


2021 Lockheed Martin Science Challenge Winners

Best in Fair Scholarship Winner - $4,000: 

Annika Vaidyanathan

Dynamic Contact Angle Measurements of Superhydrophobicity in Dip-Coated Face Masks
to Minimize Exposure to COVID-19 Nanoparticles

Teacher Award - $1,000:

Mr. Chris Adamson
Winter Springs High School

Junior Category Awards - $400:

Chemistry - Alexander Ferland
Environmental Conditions Affecting Corrosion of Ground Structures in a Launch Environment

Biochemistry - Julia Pack
UV: The Increased Probability of Deceased Yeast

Intelligent Machines, Robotics, and Systems Software - Lucas Sarabjit
Designing, Building, and Coding a Human Recognition Robot for Area Management

Mathematics and Computational Science - Miguel Secillano
Throwing Darts to Derive the Value of Pi

Engineering - Tiffani Gay
Which Method of Biomedical Waste Disposal is Most Efficient in Protecting Frontline Workers from Needle Injuries?

Earth and Environmental Sciences - Alynza McBride
Can Hydrologic Records Be Reconstructed Using Tree Rings from the Upper Withlacoochee River?

Environmental Engineering - Sharanya Natarajan
Suppress that Algae: Mitigating the Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms through IoT to Aid in Preemptive Detection and Suppression

Physics and Astronomy - Arvid Vaidyanathan
Photometer Measurements of the Rayleigh Light Scattered Intensity of Different Concentrations of COVID-19 Sized Nanoparticles

Senior Category Awards - $400:

Chemistry - Aaron Rubinow
Plant-Based Bio-Plastics from Low-Cost Materials

Biochemistry - Neil Reddy
Customized Cancer Cell Weapons: Using CRISPR dCas9 Genetic Engineering to Modify MCF7 Human Breast Cancer Cells into Double Agent Treatment Vectors Year III

Intelligent Machines, Robotics, and Systems Software -Siddharth Kini
Utilizing Machine Learning to Identify Metastatic Tissue in Histopathologic Scans of Lymph Node Sections

Mathematics and Computational Science - Noah Jenkins
Developing Heteroscedastic Estimations of Volatility for the Valuation of Options Using the Black-Scholes Options Pricing Model

Engineering - Isabella Weiner
In Situ Resource Utilization of Martian Regolith for Construction – Year 4

Earth and Environmental Sciences - Alexander LaFortune
Predictive Modeling of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification by Analyzing Convective Patters with Convolutional Neural Networks

Environmental Engineering - Ishika Na
Development of a Combinatory Filtration System for Pollution and Virus Abatement

Physics and Astronomy - Vivek Sandrapaty
A Novel Computer Simulation of a Deployable Parachute System with Aerial Detachment of the Cabin for Commercial Airplane Crashes (2nd Year Continuation Project)