Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Group Announces Most Creative Award Winners From Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair
Annual Event Provides Hands-On STEM Opportunity for More than 200 Local Students
Pittsburg, Calif. – June 1, 2016 – Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC-certified, woman-owned family of companies that offer guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing and mechatronic-based engineering services, today announced the Most Creative Award winners from the recent Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair (CCCSEF). More than 200 students showcased 145 projects at the 11th annual event held at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif. and BWG was a business sponsor for the Most Creative Award category given to both age levels in the competition.
Partners Thomas Chow and Sophia Li were selected as the senior level Most Creative Award winners for their project on “Engineering the Surface Microstructure of Implants to Enhance Bone Production”. Anish Singhani was selected as the junior level Most Creative Award winner for his project on “Indoor Navigation System for the Visually Impaired”.
“Thomas, Sophia and Anish developed remarkable projects that required not only scientific knowledge and research, but also a creative mind to think beyond the parameters of what has already been done and consider the possibilities for change,” said Pamela Kan, president, Bishop-Wisecarver Group. “Demonstrating creativity is one of our core values at BWG and we are excited to honor these students for exemplifying this important aspect in their projects. BWG is committed to sponsoring opportunities like the CCCSEF where students can engage in hands-on STEM activities that combine innovation and real-world applications.”
“I was very excited to see a vast array of high quality science and engineering projects submitted by talented students,” said Henry Wu, vice president of engineering, Bishop-Wisecarver Group. “These students have a very bright future and I’m especially proud of the level of creativity by the winners.”
The CCCSEF was held March 17-19, 2016, and is an Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) affiliated event. These competitions exist in every state in the U.S. and over 70 countries. The Grand Sweepstakes winners of the CCCSEF go on to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair where more than 2000 young scientists and engineers from around the globe to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge science projects and compete for over $4 million in awards and scholarships.
In addition to receiving the Most Creative Award recognition and financial gift, BWG will also host the winners for a personalized, on site tour of the manufacturing facility.
Henry Wu, Sophia Li and Anish Singhani
Interviews with the Winners
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About the Bishop-Wisecarver Group
Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) is a woman-owned family of WBENC-certified companies that works with manufacturers to engineer, manufacture, and build linear and rotary motion solutions, custom complex assemblies, and optimal embedded intelligence systems. Through the integration of mechanical, electrical, software, control and systems design engineering expertise, 65+ years of experience and 20,000+ unique clients, BWG continues to provide a single point of service that results in custom designs, increased efficiencies and accelerated time to market. For more information, visit www.bwc.com.
Photo Tagline: Sophia Li and Anish Singhani were on hand to receive the Most Creative Awards sponsored by Bishop-Wisecarver Group at this year’s Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair, held March 17-19, 2016, at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif. Presenting the awards was Henry Wu, Vice President of Engineering, of Bishop-Wisecarver Group, who also volunteered as a judge for the event.