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[08/05/13 - 07:59 AM]
USA Network Announces Winners of "Burn Notice Science Challenge," National High School Competition to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
"I was blown away by all the creative, clever entries we received - these are some seriously brilliant kids," said Matt Nix.

[via press release from USA]

USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF "BURN NOTICE SCIENCE CHALLENGE," NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION TO PROMOTE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM) EDUCATION

Winner Craig Owenby Receives $10,000 Scholarship, On-Air and Online Recognition and Opportunity to Meet Show Cast and Crew

New York, NY, August 5, 2013 - USA Network today announced the winners of the Burn Notice Science Challenge, a national competition, inspired by the hit series, to encourage learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among America's high school students.

Developed in consultation with a prestigious panel of science teachers from around the country, high school students were asked to design a safe, yet exciting, spy challenge that the characters of BURN NOTICE might face - such as covertly communicating with other operatives, gathering intelligence on adversaries or conducting surveillance of enemy territory. Following initial essay submissions, 25 finalists were selected to create a video demonstrating their proposed solutions to the challenge. Each entry was judged based on its scientific merits, as well as the quality and execution of the demonstration, by the panel of teachers and BURN NOTICE writers and producers.

"I was blown away by all the creative, clever entries we received - these are some seriously brilliant kids," said Matt Nix, creator and executive producer of BURN NOTICE. "STEM has always been a passion of mine, and I'm thrilled we were able to give these students a chance to demonstrate their talents in this area."

"Thank you to each and every student and mentor who helped make the Burn Notice Science Challenge such a success," said Eric Crossley, Science Education Advisor. "We received so many well-prepared and thoughtful entries from kids who clearly have a promising future in the science and technology fields."

The winners of the Burn Notice Science Challenge are:

· GRAND PRIZE, $10,000 scholarship, on-air and online recognition in a spot featuring actor Bruce Campbell and a BURN NOTICE set visit to meet cast members and creators: Craig Owenby, a graduate of North Gwinnett High School, Suwanee, GA, for creating a laser communications device that utilizes fluctuating brightness and electrical pulses to audibly transmit messages from more than 100 feet away and around a wall

· SECOND PRIZE, $5,000 scholarship: Drew Tomback, James and Hugh Savoldelli, rising sophomores at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, New York, NY, for developing a portable, two-way, closed-line Morse code radio transmitter using two garage door openers

· THIRD PRIZE, $3,000 scholarship: Mark Meyers and Paul Yates, graduates of Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, Conyers, GA, for devising a photo surveillance system that creates a wireless alert when triggered by an intruder stepping on a pressure plate (disguised as a doormat)

· FOURTH PRIZE, $2,000 scholarship: Sophie Blackburn, Sarah Heady and Sanjidah Ahmed, rising juniors at Wichita Collegiate School, Wichita, KS, for generating a flame signaling system that reacts concentrated chemicals with heat to produce color-coded torches, which can be corresponded with pre-arranged messages

· FIFTH PRIZE, $1,000 scholarship: William Trevillyan, a rising junior at Brandon Valley High School, Brandon, SD, for constructing an overhead surveillance kite equipped with a camera that can be controlled by a user up to 65 feet away on the ground

The advisors to the winning entries also receive grants to support their professional development.

In addition to the prize winners, BURN NOTICE Science Challenge recognizes outstanding contributions from finalists from the following high schools: Andrew Hanna and Brandon Punturo, Garden City High School, Garden City, NY; Stephanie Shi and Shawon Huang, University High School, Los Angeles, CA; Lexie Krehbiel, Sam Dornbusch and Sydney Balgo, West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Melbourne, FL; Andrew Wong and Kevin Amoy, Kalani High School, Honolulu, HI; Jake Camara, Kalani High School, Honolulu, HI; Callie Heuser, Kaylee McCormack and Naomi Sommer, West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Melbourne, FL; Charles Grody, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD; Kristen Brough, John Feistner and Ashley Gaston, Rains High School, Emory, TX; Christian Ray, Archbishop McNicholas High School, Cincinnati, OH; Aaron Weber, South Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington, NJ; Jenny Kim, Loch Raven High School, Baltimore, MD; Stanley Mugo and Paul Choi, Kent-Meridian High School, Kent, WA; Isaiah Padget, Austin Clark and Sam Bryant, Highway Homeschoolers, Fredericksburg, VA; Sean O'Bryant, Alta High School, Sandy, UT; Riley Turk, Klahowya Secondary School, Silverdale, WA; Morgan Hill, Hannah Stallings and Giang Nguyen, Sarasota High School, Sarasota, FL; Anton Schuster and Luke Goertzen, West Salem High School, Salem, OR; Matthew Robinson, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA and Eric Frank, Charles McKenzie-Smith and Christopher Fulton, Harriton High School, Rosemont, PA.

The award-winning science educators who worked with USA Network and the producers of BURN NOTICE to develop the competition include: Jim Brown, Forest Park Elementary, Albany, NY; Janice Crowley, Wichita Collegiate School and Wichita State University, Wichita, KS; Bebi Davis, W.R. Farrington High School and Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, HI; Jan Elmore, Rains ISD, Emory, TX; Michael Lampert, West Salem High School, Salem, OR and Ben Wentworth III, Retired, Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Colorado Springs, CO.

Currently in its seventh and final season, BURN NOTICE airs on Thursdays at 9/8c. The fast-paced spy thriller follows the formerly blacklisted spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), who is working under-the-radar with the CIA on special projects. Michael's eclectic team includes ex-IRA operative and girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), former Navy Seal Sam (Bruce Campbell), ex-counter-intelligence agent Jesse (Coby Bell), and Michael's mother - honorary member Madeline (Emmy(R) winner Sharon Gless).

BURN NOTICE was created, written and executive produced by Matt Nix. Mikkel Bondesen and Alfredo Barrios serve as executive producers. The series comes from Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment.

The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented seven consecutive years, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.





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