Gaby Bautista, a junior at George Marshall High School, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Branch’s STEM Excellence Award. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Excellence Award is given to a female student or team from a high school in the McLean area with an outstanding project in the field of engineering entered in the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
This year the students participated in a hybrid science fair with both virtual and limited in-person judging. Each student submitted a six-minute video for the judges to review. Myrtle Hendricks-Corrales and Judy Page served as judges for our branch. They were impressed by the work done by Gaby on the project, “Angular Deflection of A Cantilever Beam,” including her video presentation. In addition to our award, Gaby was selected as a first-place category winner in Engineering Technology: Statics and Dynamics. As a student with one of the highest-ranking projects at the regional level, she was invited to and participated at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair.
For the award, Gaby received a Certificate of Merit and a check for $100. Gaby was presented with her award at the May 7th, 2022, Annual Luncheon and Branch Meeting. Her father, Arnolly Bautista, also attended the event.
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