Lockheed Martin Science Challenge

Next Competition: March 6, 2021

Projects due February 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

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.


2020 Lockheed Martin Science Challenge Winners

Best in Fair Scholarship Winner:

Tiffani Gay
Clean Our Oceans

First Junior Category winner! This is the first time since this competition has been held that a student in Middle school was awarded Best in Fair. 

Teacher Award:

Mrs. Cramp
Orlando Science Middle High Charter School

Junior Category Awards:

Chemistry - Amelia Curran
Comparing the Efficiency, Free Fatty Acid Percentage, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) and Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica carinata) Biodiesels.

Biochemistry - Maia Glockson
Bio Beacons: How Does Carbon Dioxide Affect the Stress Response of Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates?

Intelligent Machines, Robotics, and Systems Software - Siddharth Kini
GnomerBot: An AI-based Autonomous Weed Detecting Robot

Mathematics and Computational Science - Teymur Abdulla
Utilizing Eulerian Path for DNA Sequencing

Engineering - Elise Rina
Project: Access Granted

Earth and Environmental Sciences - Sophia Weiner
Constructive Utilization of Indian River Lagoon Muck - Year 2

Environmental Engineering - Rushil Shah
Testing Humic Acids as an Alternative to Synthetic Chelators on the Phytoextraction of Zinc from Soil

Physics and Astronomy - Nathan Boonsanguan
Air-Cooled Dual Axis Solar Concentrator Tracker using Raspberry Pi with Python Programming

Senior Category Awards:

Chemistry - Andy Shar
Novel Fabrication and Implementation of Copper and Silver Plasmonic Nanostructure-coated Foil as a Spectrally Selective Absorber in Highly Efficient Solar Steam Generation under One Sun Illumination

Biochemistry - Kashyap Sreeram
A Machine Learning-Based Approach for Characterization of Neurological Proteomic Biomarkers in a Mouse TBI Preclinical Model

Intelligent Machines, Robotics, and Systems Software - Nikhil Iyer
Evolutionary Algorithm to Construct Neural Network Architectures for Various Applications

Mathematics and Computational Science - Asha Reddy
Implementation of Time Frequency Analysis For Seizure Localization: Phase I

Engineering - Isabelle Trotter
3D Printed Touch

Earth and Environmental Sciences - Eshan Ramesh
Evaluating Methods of Transplanting Zooxanthellae to Enhance the Recovery of Bleached Anemones, Condylactis gigantea

Environmental Engineering - Kyle W. Bramblett
Designing an Improved Method of Shellfish Restoration: Increasing Shell Growth by Constructing an Artificial Structure to Increase Surface Area for Oyster Spat Settlement Using Calcite Media to Improve Water Quality Parameters

Physics and Astronomy - Vivek Sandrapat
Investigating the Viability of a Deployable Parachute System with Aerial Detachment of the Cabin for Impending Commercial Airplane Crashes via a Novel Computer Simulation