2024 Vermont STEM Fair

April 9, 2024

Congratulations to our incredible science teacher, Mr. Mark Pendergrass, and all of the students who represented Mater Christi School at the 2024 Vermont Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fair at Norwich University on Saturday, March 30!

MCS was very well represented at this year’s Vermont STEM Fair by Ella Botten, Adele Carta, Campbell Clarke, Asa Jorgenson, Thomas Moore, Emery Nichols, Wesley Price, Beatrice Robinson, and Ryan Schreiber.


  •  Ella Botten — Society of Women Engineers, Engineering Award, Navy Science Award, Thermo Fisher Science Award
  • Adele Carta — Thermo Fisher Science Award
  • Campbell Clarke — VT STEM Silver Medal Award
  • Asa Jorgenson — Lemelson Junior Inventor Prize, VT STEM Silver Medal Award
  • Wesley Price — VT Academy of Science and Engineering Award, Thermo Fisher Science Award, Navy Science Award
  • Ryan Schreiber — VT STEM Fair Engineering Award, VT STEM Fair Silver Medal Award
  • Mark Pendergrass — Vermont Academy of Arts and Science Teaching Award

Congratulations to all! 

According to their website, the Vermont Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fair is “an exciting opportunity for aspiring scientists (grades 5-12) to showcase the results of their independent research. Each year 200+ student projects covering all areas of science, technology, engineering and math present their research and are judged by at least three judges. Our judges include scientists, secondary education faculty, dentists, physicians, nurses, military personnel and retirees, and other science related professionals from across Vermont. Students compete for cash and trip prizes donated by local organizations as well as scholarships to Vermont colleges. The fair is also affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair, and five other national and international competitions.”