Remembering Raiderfest 2018, STEAM Expo Winners and Photos

A look back at Raiderfest 2018

South Colonie and iCARE sponsored the 5th annual Raiderfest on May 19 at Colonie Central High School. This community event featured a Color Run, STEAM Expo, big trucks, carnival, food and craft vendors, chicken barbecue, laser tag, and a pet awareness workshop and more. iCARE uses the funds raised to support community groups. 

3rd annual STEAM Exposition

The third annual Greater Capital Region STEAM Exposition was also held in the Colonie Central High School MUG as part of Raiderfest 2018. Some $2,000 in cash prizes were awarded and the People’s Choice Trophy went to students from Capital Region high schools. 

  • People’s Choice Award – Assistive Produce Pick

Hamia Mahmood, Jonni Nazarian, Lindsey Podlaski (South Colonie)

  • 3rd Place, Junior Division ($150) – First Robot

Ian Jensen (Tech Valley)

  • 2nd Place, Junior Division ($250) – The Potential Benefits of Transforming Vacant Space in the South End of Albany

Mustafa Muhi, Israel Washington, Themba Pieterse (South Colonie & Albany)

  • 1st Place, Junior Division ($350) – AI Powered Multi-Spectral Intelligent Robotic System for Search and Rescue

Aryia Dattamajumdar (Niskayuna)

  • 3rd Place, Senior Division ($250) – The Gradient Effect of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) Using Mayflies (Ephemeroptera), Stoneflies (Plecoptera) and Caddisflies (Trichoptera) as Biological Monitors in the Hoosic River

Kierra McCarthy (Hudson Falls)

  • 2nd Place, Senior Division ($400) – Effect of Beta-Amyloid on Memory Formation in Dugesia Tigrina

Abrielle Swartz (Hudson Falls)

  • 1st Place, Senior Division ($600) – Little Worms, Big People:  A Study of C. elegans as a Model System

Febronia Mansour (Guilderland)