Fire Safety Demo Sparks Interest of Local Teen
Sienna Fink, currently a freshmen at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, Maryland, was first introduced to the UMD Department of Fire Protection Engineering in the 8th grade, after conducting a Google search for science fair ideas related to house fires. As luck would have it, Fink stumbled upon FPE’s Christmas Tree Fire Safety Demonstration, conducted by FPE alumnus, Isaac Leventon, as a public education effort for the last three years. After consulting with Leventon on her own tree-burning research, Fink entered into her school’s science fair, and won. She was then nominated for the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition where she qualified as one of 30 finalists out of over 80,000 entries. In late October, the finalists convened in Washington D.C. to compete in team science challenges, meet with government representatives, and tour the White House.
11/14/16 - Face of the Week: Sienna Fink of Eastern Technical High School - Baltimore County Public Schools
January 4, 2017