On March 11, the University of Cincinnati hosted the Southwest Ohio Science and Engineering Expo. More than 300 students in grades 5-12 residing in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, Preble and Warren counties presented projects at the Expo.
Teachers, professionals and community members in STEM-related fields served as volunteer judges and awarded more than $45,000 in scholarships and prizes. Pilot Chemical sponsored the Expo, and three Pilot employees Todd Klopfenstein, Dilip Mathur, and Rick Shook - judged projects relating to surfactants, sanitizers and disinfectants.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for kids both to participate and to showcase what they are capable of doing,” said Rick.
On March 15, Rick also appeared on Fox 19 with Kayla Reidy, an eighth-grader at Walnut Hills, to speak about the Expo. Kayla advanced to State Science Day in May with her project that tested the best cleaning products to remove peanut residue. You can view Rick and Kayla’s Fox 19 segment here: http://www.fox19.com/clip/13175835/