Part of the San Diego County Engineering Council (SDCEC) purpose is to help promote Engineering and Technology STEM Society nonprofits and outreach initiatives. One way we do this is to recognize the competition wins and winners throughout the year of local aspiring engineers, teams, clubs and society chapters. If you know of individuals or teams who have won regional-national-global recognitions in the greater San Diego community, please let us know by completing the attached form. And don't forget to consider recognizing those individuals or projects who are making a difference through one of our project or individual service awards.
2022 Competition Recognitions:
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE: Dean's List Winner: Rohan Bosworth (FTC16884 Team Mechanical Advantage); SAN DIEGO REGIONAL INSPIRE AWARD WINNERS and World Motivate Winner (March 26, 2022) FTC 16884 Team Mechanical Advantage
FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION: San Diego 2022 Regional Qualifying Awards: Regional Winners - FRC3128 Aluminum Narwhals Canyon Crest Academy; Chairman's Award - FRC1622 Team Spyder Poway HS; Inspiration Award - FRC3749 Team Optix Del Norte HS
GSDSEF (Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair) 2022 Grand Awards Physical Sciences: Ayush Nayak (Westview HS) Next Generation High Mobility Transistors, Rohan Bosworth (Poway HS) Autonomous Vehicle Controls; Arnav Dagar (Pacific Trails MS) Localizing a LEGO Robot, Shiloh Dimenstein (Soille SD Hebrew Day School) Litter Identification Vehicle
NCWIT (Aspirations in Computing) 2022 National Winner: Athena Hernandez (The Bishop's School, The League of Amazing Programmers); (2022 National Honorable Mentions: Sanjana Kumar, Sanvi Pal, Sarika Pasumarthy, Nicole Pi, Ashiria Goes, Rachel Lee, Audrey Chyung, Karen Yuan, Yufei Zhang, Samhitha Duggirala)
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD Founders’ Scholarship: Sanjit Sarda (Rancho Bernardo HS)
JACOBS TEEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE WINNERS: 4th Place Team ReachOut from Toys2Care; Photonics Innovation Award emPower Winner: DANTE's Project from Civic HS; (Finalists include teams from CCA HS, Civic HS, Element Edu, Kearny VST, Kearny BST, Mira Mesa HS, San Diego HS)
ROBO NATION: Maritime RobotX Challenge (November 2022) 1st Place Best Presentation, Best Team Intro Video, 2nd Place Advancing Science, Technology, and Art, Logistics Compliance Award - Team Inspiration
Technology's 25 Most Remarkable Teens: Ellen Xu, Kyle Tianshi, Vedant Nahar, Renee Wang, Evan Noseworthy, Reed Ganzer
EngineerGirl - 2022 Ambassador Grace Levine,
CyberPatriot 2021 Champion Winner: Ellen Xu
2022 Society Chapter Recognitions:
SWE Southwestern College - New Section Affiliation
SWE CSU San Marcos - New Sections SWE, SHPE, NSBE, OSTEM
Prior Competition Recognitions:
2021 (Feb 2021 to 2022)
Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge - 2021 Winning Project "The Space Umbrella" VIDEO by Team "Poverty Preventers" of Mount Everest Academy. 9th grade team under educator Eric Nielson
MathCounts Club "∫ du Σ Math" (pronounced "Do Some Math") Elite Academic Academy Middle School in San Diego - 2021 MATHVIDEO Challenge Winner ( "The Sanitizer Stealers" Video team members Bradley Carpiuc, Madelynn Carpiuc, Zoe Kim, Cole Seelman)
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE: Dean's List Winner: Michael Zeng (FTC11212 Team Clueless); SAN DIEGO REGIONAL INSPIRE AWARD WINNERS (April 28, 2021): FTC11212 Clueless.
FIRST GLOBAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE AWARDS: "Ambassador Winner" FRC3749 Team Optix (VIDEO); "Impact Award Winner" FTC16884 Mechanical Advantage
FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION: San Diego Regional Chairman's Award Winners - https://www.firstinspires.org/ - FRC3341 Option 16 Westview HS (VIDEO), and FRC1622 Team Spyder Poway HS
ROBO NATION: 2021 WAM-V Award: Team Inspiration;
SWENext 2021 Global Innovator Challenge Winner: Madalyn Nguyen, WE Local Winners: Innovator: Josephine Dominguez and STEM In Action Winner: Ellen Xu.
CyberPatriot 2021 Champion Winner: Ellen Xu
Technology's 25 Most Remarkable Teens for their inventions: Rohan Bosworth (Poway HS), Rhea Chhabra (Scripps Ranch HS), Kara Fan (Westview HS).
2020 EngineerGirl Writing Contest, Grade 9-12 First Place, "Journey to Planet X" Emmerson Utgaard (Patrick Henry HS)
2020 ROBOSUB INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, First Place Overall, Team Inspiration , Aug 30, 2020
2020 SWENext Award Winners - "Global Innovator Award" (video) by Carlsbad HS, Shayne Conner; "Community Award" by Del Norte HS, Ashika Palacharla; "Clubs Best Practices" by Poway High School SWENext Club, "Global Innovator Award" by Poway HS, Sara Wilson; "Community Award" by Poway HS Abigail Nguyen & Madalyn Nguyen. Here is more info on the SWENext Community Awards.
2020 FTC (FIRST TECH CHALLENGE): Dean's List Award: Garrek Chan, SAN DIEGO REGIONAL INSPIRE AWARD: GarageBot 15146;
2020 FRC (FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION): Dean's List Award: Madalyn Nguyen, DEL MAR REGIONAL CHAIRMAN's AWARD: Team Spyder 1622 (video);
2019 STEM Ecosystem Girls Living STEM Award, Isis Jenkins, Madalyn Nguyen
2019 Carlsbad Education Foundation (CEF) First Lego League (FLL) First Place, "Valley Girls 2.0"
2019 RoboNation Global "Most Inspiration", FIRST San Diego Regional "Control", "IEEE Innovation", "Inspire Alliance" Team Inspiration
2019 SWENext Design Lab Community Challenge, Poway High School
2019 FIRST San Diego Regional Chairman's Award, 2018 Inspiration Award, Team Spyder 1622
2018 SWENext Innovation Challenge, Patrick Henry High School
Prior Society Chapter Recognitions:
WTS - 2021 Silver Chapter "Circle of Excellence"
APWA - 2021 Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE)
IEEE CSU San Marcos - New Student Branch
IEEE UCSD "Region 6 Large Student Branch of the Year" Feb 8, 2020
SHPE 2019 "Large Professional Chapter of the Year", 2018 Regional "Blue Chip" Award and "Chapter of the Year"
PECG 2019 Society "Section of the Year"
INCOSE 2019 Society "Chapter of the Year"
WiCys 2019 new Section "So CA San Diego Section"
IEEE-SD Section 2018 80th Anniversary
ASHRAE-SD Chapter 2018 60th Anniversary
San Diego Business Journal: Published 3/8/21, Women of Influence in Engineering Pub 3/8/21, Women of Influence in Construction Pub 2/22/21, Women of Influence in Technology, Pub 4/26/21