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Harpeth Hall students win big at the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair

Harpeth Hall students win big at the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair

Grand Prize Winner, Caroline Spindel '19, to participate in International Fair

Harpeth Hall students made an impressive showing at this year's Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair (MTSEF), held last month.

Caroline Spindel, Class of 2019, was awarded the MTSEF Grand Prize for her project, "Using Molecular Dynamics to Study the Assembly of Patchy Alkane-Tethered Nanoparticles." Caroline has been invited to participate in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona in May. MTSEF is the premiere STEM competition for middle and high school students in Nashville-Davidson County and 23 surrounding counties. Projects are evaluated for awards in 22 scientific and engineering categories and for special awards funded by local, state, national, and international sponsors.

Ten Harpeth Hall students submitted projects with exceptional results. Harpeth Hall received 1st place awards in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine and Health, and Physics/Anatomy, 2nd place showings in Engineering and Medicine and Health, 3rd place awards in Computer Science, and honorable mention awards in Computer Science and Engineering.

Grand Prize:

Caroline Spindel

Annmarie Allos (alternate)

Cellular & Molecular Biology

1st place: Meghna Ramaiah


1st place: Caroline Spindel

Computer Science

3rd place: Mohini Misra

Honorable Mention: Catherine Smith


1st place: Jami Hamman

2nd place: Reese Graves

Honorable Mention: Jacqueline Maxwell

Medicine & Health

1st place: Annmarie Allos

2nd place: Prim Wiphatphumiprates

Physics & Astronomy

1st place: Caleigh Dennis