BIA CARES AWARDS
BIA Cares Awards Scientists of Tomorrow
This spring, BIA Cares once again awarded prizes to middle school students competing in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. BIA Cares industry professionals judge middle school categories pertaining to the construction industry and award cash prizes for those science projects dealing with construction-related problems.
“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, 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 Greater San Diego Science Fair for 18 years for BIA Cares; awarding over $14,200 in prizes. Pete Reeb was joined by BIA Cares Judges: Jessica Nishiura (Hunsaker & Associates), Trish Edmondson (Cornerstone Communities), David Norvell (Pardee Homes), Tina Villa (Picketfence Design), and Veronica Martinez (H.G. Fenton).
This year a total of $1,200 in FIRST PLACE awards were given to 5 middle school students:
- Arlyn Fabian & Haley Fernandez, Rancho Del Rey Middle School, – “Fog Catchers”
- Samantha Armstrong, St. John School – “What is the best Type of Structure to Survive an Earthquake?”
- Akiva Cohen, Soille S.D. Hebrew Day – “Building Bridges”
- Seney Larson-Moreno, St. Didacus, “When it Rains, It Drains” (pictured)