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Outlook Academy Student Wins Awards at Local and State Science Fairs PDF Print E-mail

May 2012 - J.C. Tanner, Outlook Academy student from Pike Road, won second place in the physics division at the 2012 Greater East Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (GEARSEF) for his project entitled "Bricks in Linear Motion," advancing and competing at the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) where he received an honorable mention and special award ribbon from the U.S. Army Science and Engineering Awards Program.


jctannerGEARSEF was hosted at Auburn University on March 7. ASEF was held on April 6 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The 13-year-old seventh grader designed and built a remote-controlled LEGO vehicle and then tested how the friction on different surfaces affected the movement of the vehicle.

During this school year Tanner attended Science Investigations at Auburn University. Science Investigations is a class for homeschooled students that meets once a month for two hours in the lab on campus. Students participated in science experiments each month and worked on science fair projects to enter in GEARSEF.

Tanner is pictured with his second place award from GEARSEF.