Science smarts earns medals

March 10, 2013 

Ethan Godwin, left, and Laney Carter were among six students from the Triangle Math and Science Academy in Raleigh who won medals in the Raleigh Regional Science Olympiad competition last month.

COURTESY OF ISA PAMUK

Students from the Triangle Math and Science Academy in Raleigh participated for the first time in the Raleigh Regional Science Olympiad competition last month.

Overall, the school ranked in the top 10 out of 29 middle school teams participating, and six students earned medals in individual events.

Ethan Godwin and Laney Carter, both sixth-graders, won fourth-place medals in the Mission Possible project for their Rube Goldberg machine.

Aryan Das and Rohan Palande, both in fourth grade, won second-place medals in the Bottle Rocket project.

Sixth-grader Ashvini Dandapani and fifth-grader Renee Muthakana won fifth place in the Dynamic Planet event, in which they took a test on their knowledge of glaciers.

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