BIA CARES AWARDS
BIA Cares Awards Scientists of Tomorrow
Last week, BIA Cares awarded five students for their outstanding projects in the 2016 Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair. Our industry professionals judged these middle schoolers’ science projects, which were relevant to issues in the construction industry, and awarded cash prizes totaling $650.
BIA Cares participates in the Science Fair every year in the hopes of encouraging the next generation to continue fostering an interest in the construction and real estate related fields, says Pete Reeb, a Principal with John Burns Real Estate Consulting, who is also a BIA Cares past president and life director.
Reeb has chaired the judging of the Science Fair for 17 years on behalf of BIA Cares; awarding over $12,000 in prizes to date. Pete Reeb was joined by fellow BIA Cares judges Tom Perez (Engineering Partners), Dave Norvell (Pardee Homes), Trish Edmondson (Cornerstone Communities) and Tom Schwiebert (Chicago Title).
This year’s winners
1st Place: Seney Larson of Moreno, St. Didacus, Grade 7, “Acid Rain, Such a Pain” (Pictured above)
Certificate of Achievement: Cecelia Bacich of School of Madeleine, Grade 8, “Man vs. Nature” (Pictured below)
Certificate of Achievement: Lucy Rauber, Sacred Heart, Grade 7, “Roofing Effects the Temperature Inside of Houses” (Pictured below)
Certificate of Achievement: Gabriel Goering, Mt. Everest Academy, Grade 8, “Oh Snap! How Liquids Affect the Breaking Point of Wood” (Pictured below)
Certificate of Achievement: Xuan Le, Wangenheim Middle School, Grade 8, “Sturdy Structures” (Pictured below)