Baylor Students Shine at Chattanooga Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Senior Sarah Rutledge, pictured above at the 2019 Baylor Science and Engineering Symposium, was a big winner at the Chattanooga Regional Science and Engineering Fair in March.

Baylor science and engineering students brought home most of the top awards at the Chattanooga Regional Science and Engineering Fair, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on March 10 and 11.

Senior Sarah Rutledge led the way with a second place finish in the International Science and Engineering Fair sweepstakes competition, and will be one of 1,800 high school students competing for nearly $5 million in awards at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) scheduled for May. Senior Nathan Webb was third in the ISEF competition and seniors Katy Waddell and Will Tippett combined for fourth place. The third- and fourth-place finishers will be qualifiers for the ISEF event if the top two winners are unable to attend.

Senior Dakota Wagner was the winner of the Yale Science and Engineering Award, given to the student with the most outstanding exhibit in computer science, engineering, physics, or chemistry.

Seven Baylor students won first place divisional awards. Rutledge was first in the Translational Medicine Science Division, freshman Michael Xing took first place in Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Webb was first in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Waddell and Tippett teamed up for first place in Biomedical Engineering, and first place in Biomedical Health Science went to sophomores Maddie Kim and Caleb Nunes.

Second place divisional awards went to junior Julia Flack (Earth and Environmental Science); sophomore Aiden Shaw and seniors Zoe Xie and Mary Ma (Cellular and Molecular Biology); and Wagner (Biomedical Engineering). A third place award in Environmental Engineering went to freshman Timothy George.

Much of this student work, and other work by students in the Baylor Research program, will be on display at Baylor's fifth annual Science and Engineering Symposium, scheduled for May in the Weeks Science Building on campus.


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