BIA Cares Gives Awards for Construction Projects 

at the Greater S.D. Engineering & Science Fair


 Sawyer Benedict evaluates the effect of light shields against skyglow.

Jake Streitmen and Sawyer Benedict – Evaluating the Effectiveness of Light Shields Against Skyglow

This spring, BIA Cares awarded prizes to three middle school students and one senior competing in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair.  BIA Cares industry professionals judge middle and high 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, Reeb Development 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 21 years for BIA Cares; awarding over $16,900 in prizes.  Pete Reeb was joined by BIA Cares Board members/Judges:  Trish Edmondson, BIA Cares President ~ Cornerstone Communities, Mark Hartley ~ Shea Homes, and Aaron Parker ~ SB&O.

This year awards were given to:

  • Jake Streitmen and Sawyer Benedict, 7th Grade, The Rhoades School, “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Light Shields Against Skyglow”FIRST PLACE
  • Jennine Manalo, 8th Grade, St. Rita’s Catholic School, “Generating Energy from Sewage Water Flow”SECOND PLACE
  • Rina Cao, 11th Grade, University City High School, “Effect of Cities on Normalized Differences of Land”THIRD PLACE

Rina Cao – Effect of Cities on Normalized Differences of Land