Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation: $10,000
Jacqueline Prawira, Altamont Elementary School: Mountain House, California
Bio.fiber.plastic: The Effect of Lignocellulosic Fiber in Enhancing the Formation and Tensile Strength of Rice Bioplastic
Trip to washington DC.
On her trip to Washington DC. Jacqueline had the opportunity to be a part of a project showcase at the Museum of National Geographic's. She participated in a 2 day team building full of STEM challenges. While touring the White House Jacqueline had the pleasure of meeting Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump. She also interviewed with the Washington Post and met with STEM officials at the white house.
The Marconi Society
The Marconi Society honors the spirit of Guglielmo Marconi — scientist, engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur.
Meet Jacqueline Prawlra
“Science is fun! Let’s do it again!“, said a 6-year-old little girl known as Jacqueline Prawira.
The anticipation of discovery to unveil the outcome has always fueled my excitement of learning science. As some people may know, I have always been a bookworm, and competing in Science Olympiad has only supplied me with an even wider knowledge and has influenced how I view the world surrounding me. The role of my teachers and educators, who pinpointed my potential, was immensely important in me embarking on my Science Fair journey.
In the beginning, I conducted science projects simply to satisfy my curiosity. As I evolve and become more aware of the environment, I am geared towards becoming a part of the solution. The process and experience that I have gained through the years in doing Science Fair have transformed and equipped me with many valuable skills for the future.
As I continue to pursue of becoming a scientist or an engineer one day, I constantly remind myself that the beauty of science lies within the flaws and mistakes. Embracing them leads to learning, and learning nurtures discoveries.