BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Willie Hutch Jones S.T.E.A.M. Fair was back in person at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on Saturday.
This year the free science fair focused on the theme "All Things S.T.E.A.M." This was their largest science fair with 86 submissions and 40 fourth graders alone. Judges picked winners based on their invention, experiment, and expression.
Channel 2 meteorologist Elyse Smith was one of the judges.
Some of the prizes include trips to Detroit and Rochester to see science exhibits.
"They can walk out of this organization building here and just feel better about themselves," founder and CEO Willie Hutch Jones said. "And that's one of our big things, and people say, 'Team Hutch, why do you do it?' It's because we want to raise the intelligence on mankind. That's our whole goal lifting as we climb."
Channel 2's Claudine Ewing served as an emcee.
Here are the 2023 winners:
Elementary Individual -
1st- Hailey Smith
2nd- Thomas Brennan
3rd- Mia Snell
Middle Individual -
1st Ella Merrick
Middle school group -
1st - Da'Nadiyah Starr, Janae Hollingsworth, Abuk Akuey and
2nd -was Brianna Cook, Serelet Frazier and Shiianne Frazier
High School individual -
1st Poppy Marrano
2nd Vera Vishwanath
3rd Charlotte Colder
High School Group:
1st - Sanzida Nur, Mahmudul Hasan