Saint Joseph High School Students placed at the Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Natrona Heights, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) is the third oldest science fair in the United States of open competition of research projects in the field of science, engineering and mathematics.

The Science fair is open to any student grades 6-12 in 26 different counties within Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia.

The goals of the Science Fair are to:
facilitate partnerships between state and regional science competitions to better serve the students.
implement education programs to assist students and teachers in the Science Fair process
foster community awareness of regional opportunities in science and technology; and
partner students with industry and academia through mentorships, internships, and scholarships.

Samantha Dennis: Juniata ($10 000)
Saint Francis ($4 000)
Madelyn Neelan: LaRoche Science Fair Scholarship ($8 000)

Sponsor Awards
Andrew VanFossen: American Industrial Hygiene Association

Sean LeMay: Civil Engineering Society Award Association

Diesel Losch: National Association of Corrosion Engineers International

Robert Lipnichan III: Mu Alpha Theta Award for demonstrating the most challenging, thorough, and
creative investigation of a problem involving modern mathematics in the Senior Division

Brody Porter: Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Award

Spencer Brackett: Princeton Alumni Association of W. PA

Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Scientific Method
Ethan Schroeder
Brody Porter

Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Presentation
Madelyn Neelan

Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Creativity
Samantha Dennis
Robert Lipnichan III
Kelsey DuVall

Samantha Dennis ’19 is the daughter of Jacob and Amy Dennis of Natrona Heights, PA.

Madelyn Neelan ’21 is the daughter of Matthew and Tersa Neelan of Glenshaw, PA and attend St. Bonaventure Parish.

Andrew VanFossen ’21 is the son of Jason and Erin VanFossen of Butler, PA and attend St. Paul Parish

Sean LeMay ’21 is the son of Patrick and Ann LeMay of Butler, PA and attend St. Paul Parish

Diesel Losch ’21 is the son of Mary Jo Losch of Butler, PA and attends St. Paul Parish

Robert Lipnichan III ’21 is the son of Dixie and Bob Lipnichan Jr. of Bruin, PA and attend Mater Dolorosa Parish

Brody Porter ’21 is the son of Richard and Mandi Porter of West Leechburg, PA and attend St. Margaret Mary Parish

Spencer Brackett ’20 is the son of Timothy and Karen Brackett of Butler, PA and attend St. Christopher on the Lake Parish

Ethan Schroeder ’20 is the son of Edward and Maryellen Schroeder of Tarentum, PA and attend Mount St. Peter Parish

Kelsey DuVall ’21 is the daughter of Emil and Vanessa DuVall of New Kensington, PA and attend Mount St. Peter Parish