STEAMFEST RECAP & THANKS
Millburn Ed Foundation's annual STEAMFest event received amazing support from the community this year! With over 500 registrants participating, the Millburn community came together to celebrate and support STEAM education by competing in various STEAM Challenges: FilmFest Contest, Virtual Chess Tournament, Math Contest, In-Person USCF-Rated Chess Tournament and Coding and Environmental Challenges. We can't wait until next year!
Special thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers and supporters who made this event possible. We'd also like to give a shout out to a few special contributors:
DONNA DAVIS, MOLLY EISERT, MOLLY KOHL, ZEV MARINOFF, MICHELLE SAN FILLIPO & CARI STRASSBERG for judging all of this year's FilmFest submissions.
DAVID LAZARUS, chess coach for donating his time to MEF to run the Virtual Chess Tournament.
BEN YANG and YUMENG CHEN, for designing the Math Contests this year.
ANA SEPETOVSKA, Software Engineer at Microsoft and ANYA PARKER-LENTZ, CEO at Landau Agency for creating and judging the Coding Challenge.
MILLBURN CLIMATE ACTION GROUP for creating the Environmental Challenge.
DR. PREETI ARYA and RADHIKA SHRINIVAS for judging the Environmental Challenge.
GENSAY & BILGEN SACZI of CHESS IN MILLBURN for sponsoring and hosting the in-person USCF-rated chess tournament.
Thank you to the MEF STEAMFEST 2023 Committee: SUBADHRA SRIDHARAN, JING WEN, CATE SMITH, ANYA PARKER-LENTZ, ROMINA PADHI, ABBY SPELTZ, DEEPA KRISHNAN and KIM WALLS.
Thank you to this year's sponsors – CHESS IN MILLBURN and SUE ADLER REAL ESTATE TEAM.
VIRTUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT
1st – Raffi Dovdavany
2nd – Aryan Singla
3rd – Matthew Kurias
1st – Zav Wolf
2nd – Alex Guo
3rd – Eshan Gogineni
ELEMENTARY LEVEL (Grades K-2)
1st – Vincent Song
2nd – Aiden Liu
3rd (Tie) – Elijah Adams & Arjun Balakumar
ELEMENTARY LEVEL (Grades 3-5)
1st (Tie) – Andrew Zheng & Ayansh Ahluwalia
3rd – Avyukt Tony
MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL (Grades 6-8)
1st – Tara Radoicic
2nd – Suvid Bordia
3rd – Bobby Qian
HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL (Grades 9-12)
1st – Arav Ahluwalia
2nd – Ayan Dalmia
3rd – David Dedic
K-2: Caroline Zhou & Nandini Rathod
3-5: Eshan Gogineni & Isabelle Chen
6-8: Anakin Dasgupta & Timothy Xie
9-12: Alex Guo & Alexander Beloreshki
1st – Vincent Mo
2nd – Renee Jha
3rd – Ethan Zuo
1st – James Hou
2nd – Keisha Shankarnarayan
3rd – Tanvi Telang
1st – Rohan Dubey
2nd – David Dedic
3rd – Ansh Vats
(Alex DeLorenzo & Ayati Jend)
Environmental CHALLENGE Winners
LEVEL 1 – Grades K-4
1st (Tie) – Ria Swaroop
1st (Tie) – Team Pineapple
(Owen Liu & YiLing Zou)
3rd – Swara Haldar
LEVEL 2 – Grades 5-8
1st – Team Emblems of the Earth
(Anvi Anand & Shriya Iyer)
2nd (Tie) – Asmi Haldar
2nd (Tie) – Veda Bindal
LEVEL 3 – Grades 9-12
1st – Team Environmental Enforcers (Alex Guo, Aaryan Jain & Eshan Akula)
2nd – Neel Ahuja
3rd – Vidya Bindal
ENVIRONMENTAL BEES HONORABLE MENTION
Nithilam Arivuchelvan, Ishaan Bharadwaj, Suvid Bordia, Mehreen Kainth, Adele Li, Ethan Li, Rusheel Mishra, Emma Sun
1st – Marcello Jose Navas
2nd – Zav Wolf
3rd – Renee Jha
1st – Lei Shan
2nd – Atharv Karamcheti
3rd – Aditya Singla
1st – Ethan Pu
2nd – Vishisht Agarwal
3rd – Eshan Gogineni
Unrated: Ethan Chun, Max Greenspan & KrishVardhan Arya
U800: Ayansh Ahluwalia, William Zhao & Amy Lin
U1600: Naman Mehta, Sam Wang & Arin Telang