Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair Award Ceremony


The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security.  NDIA recognizes exceptional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects that exhibit exceptional merit and application to national defense.

This year, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NDIA chose to recognize students in grades 6th through 8th grades at the Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair.  Our awards are given to students who exhibited creativity, science and engineering rigor, and with a potential application to national security.

We in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NDIA want to congratulate all students who participated in the science fair and want to recognize the recipients of the NDIA STEM awards.  Our STEM awards consist of a certificate, NDIA coin, and a cash award.


We want to recognize the following students for exceptional work ($100):


Jeth Fogg – “Comparison and evaluation of small scale portable energy sources for developing countries” (6th grade)

Kaleb Austgen – “Tank treads: A study comparing unique designs across multiple terrains” (7th grade)

Byron Jean – “Prosthetic comparison” (8th grade)


We want to recognize the following students for outstanding work ($200):


Xander Duvall – “Magnetic effects on subatomic particles” (6th grade)

Miles Johnston – “Manipulating modern rotor blades to an identical lift with decreased noise” (7th grade)

Ethan Cerniglia – “Lift Off” (8th grade)