Student Winners Announced for Squishy Physics Photography Contest

The second annual Squishy Physics Food Photography Contest was held Saturday, February 2, at Georgia Tech’s Clough Undergraduate Learning Center. In conjunction with the Physics of Food and Cooking, Fernbank Science Center and educational partner Georgia Tech Physics Department gave metro Atlanta Middle and High School Students an opportunity to showcase their photographic talents. Students were asked to provide one 8” x 10” photographic entry with thought-provoking physical characteristics related to food or cooking. Prizes were awarded to contest winners based upon appearance, creativity and the connection between science and cooking. This years winners were awarded certificates, ribbons and the following monetary gifts: Grand Prize of $150.00 and runner-up prizes of $100.00, $50.00 and Honorable Mention Award.

This years contest winners are:
1st place: Colors of the Glass
Skyler Hall
11th Grade, Collins Hill High School
3rd place: Eggs on a Pan
Kendall Zanders
Collins Hill High School
2nd place: Newton's Apple
Taylor Thomas
12th Grade, Collins Hill High School
Honorable Mention: Rice cooks easily in water, but why not in Oil?
Amish Kumar
5th Grade, Fernbank Elementary School

Selected entries were exhibited during the event and will become part of a photography exhibit through Fernbank Science Center. In addition to Squishy Physics Photography Contest, Physics of Food and Cooking – Squishy Physics Saturday provided lectures and demonstrations from physicist UCLA Professor Amy Rowat and Emory Professor Sidney Perkowitz, and from Chef Richard Blais. The 600 plus attendees were treated to lectures covering interesting and entertaining physical questions that are critical to cooking and to the properties of food.

Plans for Third Annual Physics of Food and Cooking – Squishy Physics Saturday and 2014 Squishy Physics Photography Contest are already underway. Please stay tuned for further details!