Lake Region junior Sylvia Brownlow stole the show at the Vermont STEM Fair at Norwich University on March 25. Her project, titled “Anti-algae Anti-freeze Livestock Water Trough” earned a total of five awards: high honors and $50 in cash from the Society of Women Engineers — North Country Section; a full scholarship to the N.H. Academy of Science; the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award; an award from the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Research Laboratory; and a silver medal from the Vermont STEM Fair. Brownlow shared a special moment with a fellow Northeast Kingdom female making waves in the STEM field, having one of the awards presented to her by Emma St. Marie, who serves as one of the organizers of the VT STEM Fair. The Vermont STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Fair is open to anyone in grades 5-12 and lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year, roughly 50 students from across the state participated. Judging takes place in the morning, followed by a STEM-related activity and then the awards ceremony.
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