Presented by The Foresight Project:


Commenting on the Clean Energy awards program, Imagining Tomorrow director Mary Essary stated that “It is delightful to see so many projects from the younger students. And it is even more encouraging to see, in just one year, the increase in the quantity, quality, and range of projects that qualify for these awards."

High-School Awards for 2008 are listed below.  Award recipients received a $100 cash award, a Certificate of Recognition, and an exclusive "Visionary in Residence" t-shirt.

In most cases, a link is available to a PDF describing the project.  [Comments in brackets are supplied by the editor for purposes of clarification.]  Click here for Middle School Award Winners.


new england clean energy council

The Boston Area Solar Energy Association (BASEA)

The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Awards Reception Sponsored by Genzyme Coporation

Underwriting of Imagining Tomorrow by:
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High-School Regional Awards:

Region I, Western:

Simone Olivieri, Taconic High School, Pittsfield
"Creative Glass Recycling " 

Region II, Central:

Ross and Ryan Lagoy, Leominster High School, Leominster

"Solar Thermal Electrical Chemical Fuel Generator"

Honorable Mention: Scott Todd, Framingham High School

"Increasing Wind Turbine Efficiency: The Effects of Shrouds and Mixer-Ejectors"

Region III, Southwestern:

Manasi Malik, Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro
"The Efficiency of Cellulosic Ethanol Production"

Region IV, Northeastern

Sam Melton, Lexington High School
"Anode Composition and Cost Efficiency of Microbial Fuel Cells"


High-School Regional Awards:

Region V, Southeastern:

Derek Basler, Plymouth High School

"The Photosynthetic Effects of C3, C4, and CAM Plants and Their Effects on Greenhouse Gases"

Recognition also went to: Lauren R. McGough, North Quincy High School

"Fluid Dynamics: Computational and Experimental Methods for a Variety of Flows"

and Samantha L. Pickette, Stoughton High School

"Home is Where the Heat Is: The Effect of Various Insulating Materials on a Home's Ability to Retain Heat"

Region VI, Boston:

Edwin Perez-Clancy, John D. O'Bryant High School, Roxbury

"Rating the Efficiency of Electric Motors"