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Junwei Tan represented Gateway Intermediate Charter School at the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science Fair. His project, that was based on Darrieus and Savonius Models, entitled “Putting a Spin on Energy: Comparing the efficiency of designs on a vertical axis wind turbine for application in low wind urban and suburban environments” earned him the following awards:

*1st place in the category of Engineering
*Best of Fair in middle school out of 250+ projects
*2 scholarships–$2500 to Florida Gulf Coast University & $4000 cash scholarship

Junwei will be advancing to the State Science Fair held March, 27th – 29th, in Lakeland.We can’t wait to see what future success awaits this talented young scientist!

Florida has 31 students recognized as part of the top 300 Middle School Students in STEM Competition out of nearly 2,500 nominees who are competing for a trip to Washington, DC and $100,000+ in prizes. Take a look at the 31 students from 13 of our Regional Fairs in the state of Florida!