Jenkins Student wins Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Jacob Estep, 12 year old son of Jerry and Tammy Estep, of Jenkins, has won the Regional Science and Engineering Fair!  The Regional Science Fair was hosted virtually this year on Saturday, March 6, 2021 and is provided through the East Kentucky Science Center and Big Sandy Community and Technical College.  

Jacob also won third place at last year’s fair.  This year, he is the winner of a $300.00 cash prize!  Because of his win, Jacob qualifies to compete in the State Science and Engineering Fair at the end of the month.  He also competed in the State Science and Engineering Fair last year as an elementary school aged student and won the first place Amazon Innovation Award.  This year, at regionals, he won the Amazon Innovation award again and this time, earned $200.00 for the award.  

This year, Jacob was nominated for the Broadcom Masters National Science Fair.  You have to be nominated to attend the National Science Fair and Jacob did it!  Only the top 300 projects in the nation are nominated to go up before the national judges.  

The judges really loved his project.  Jacob is investigating The Effect of Wi-fi signal on plant growth, seed germination, and plant rejuvenation.