Jackson Creek Middle School siblings win at state

BLOOMINGTON – Jackson Creek Middle School 8th graders Sean and Nora Borneman competed individually in the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair (HSEF) 2021, and they earned the top two places in the state competition.

Nora Borneman

Nora Borneman, “Enhancing Photosynthesis Efficiency and Plant Growth Using Wavelength Optimized Ground Covers” took second place overall in the state for 8th grade and she won first place in the American Statistical Association and second place in the Society of Women Engineers. She also took the Ricoh Sustainable Development award.

Sean Borneman

Sean Borneman’s “Machine Learning for Social Safety in a Pandemic: a Cyber-physical Distancing Device” took the top overall project in the state for all 4th through 8th-grade entries winning the Top Junior Scientist award. He also placed first overall in the State for 8th grade and was awarded an honorable mention from the American Statistical Association.