San Bruno Student Oscar Kimmell Wins 1st Place in County STEM Fair

Congratulations to San Bruno Park student Oscar Kimmell for winning first place in his division at the San Mateo County STEM Fair in March!

For the second year in a row, SBEF supported San Bruno Park students in participating at the County STEM Fair. This year, SBEF offered workshops for participating 5th graders to assist them in independently completing their STEM project. We recruited local STEM professionals to work with our students to understand and apply the scientific method and engineering principles, as well as how to communicate their work to others.

Oscar, a 5th grader at John Muir Elementary, placed first in the Physics division among other 5th graders for his experiment with a solar oven.

“My experiment tested to see if interior color made a difference in solar oven temperature,” Oscar says. “To test this, I built a solar oven and data collection system. I made colored inserts to line the solar oven interior, then measured the impact the color made on the oven’s performance. I had fun and enjoyed it. Thank you to the San Bruno Education Foundation and their mentors for helping me with my experiment.”
Oscar’s project will go on to represent the District and compete at state and national competitions. Congrats again, Oscar!
The County STEM fair was a successful event for San Bruno Park students. Another San Bruno Park student, Collin Dagandan from Portola Elementary, placed second in the 5th grade engineering division for his project testing seismic building designs. Keep up the great work, San Bruno Park students!