Connecticut Association for the Gifted Awards Two Leonardo Da Vinci Science Prizes


(Westport, CT):  The Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) is pleased to announce the awarding of two prizes to contestants from the 2013 Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, the state's largest science competition for middle- and high-school students, held at Quinnipiac University.

CAG's 2 Leonardo da Vinci Awards are given for the 2 projects that were the best example of the use of both the left and right brain hemispheres, in the true spirit of Leonardo: scientist, inventor, and artist. Winners are 12th grader Remington Carle of the Norwich Free Academy and 7th grader Evan Windsor of the Fields Memorial School in Bozrah. Remington's project is a solar rover robot. The objective is to create sustainable electrical output. Evan's project is a Robotic Rubik's Cube Solver. The objective was to build and program a robot that would solve the Rubik's cube and learn the algorithms. CAG congratulates both of our outstanding award recipients, and look forward to much success in their future.

About the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG)
CAG is the pre-eminent parent, teacher, and school resource and legislative advocate for Connecticut's gifted and talented students. CAG envisions a time when all students are given an appropriate educational experience that matches their abilities and talents, and assures there is opportunity for intellectual challenge and growth. Our highly acclaimed Minds in Motion programs engage hundreds of Connecticut students in high interest, interactive courses which stimulate learning. CAG provides parents with information and resources to benefit their talented children, educators with high quality professional development, and Boards of Education with the tools to support talented students. CAG meets with legislators to advocate for legislation to provide high ability students with challenging curriculum. Founded in 1969, non-profit CAG includes parents, teachers, psychologists, administrators, and others interested in supporting gifted and talented education. For more information, visit www.ctgifted.org, or call (203) 968-8033.

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