Innovative Project Takes High Plains Regional Science Fair Top Prize, Earns Spot at Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

Timber Lake sweeps top two awards at High Plains Regional Science Fair

Shawn Quinn’s project, “Ultrasonic Haptic Awareness: Phase 2,” has earned him a trip to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles next month. The project was showcased by Quinn at the recent High Plains Regional Science Fair in Rapid City, where it won the top prize.

Timber Lake High School students dominated the fair, with two of them taking home the top awards. Quinn’s project was selected as the first-place qualifier for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. His success at the regional fair has earned him the opportunity to represent the High Plains region at the upcoming prestigious science and engineering fair in Los Angeles.

Quinn’s winning project focused on developing an ultrasonic haptic awareness system that could be used to help individuals with disabilities navigate their environment more easily. The system uses ultrasound technology to detect obstacles and provide feedback through haptic feedback, allowing users to feel vibrations when they come into contact with objects.

The project was praised by judges for its innovative approach and potential impact on people’s lives. Quinn said he was thrilled to have won first place at the regional fair and looked forward to showcasing his work at the national competition.

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