Brothers Each Win 1st Place in Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair

Dominic Catanzaro ’17 and his brother Francisco ’21 each won a First Place prize in Physics and Astronomy at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair.

Dominic won First Prize in Physics and Astronomy, awarded from the Office of Naval Research, the San Diego Astronomy Association, and the Skeptics Society. Dominic was invited to compete in the Intel International Science Fair as well as the California State Science Fair. He was also awarded one of six Sweepstakes awards, the highest award offered for the Science Fair, for his project in exploring methods to simplify aligning optical telescopes.

His younger brother, incoming freshmen Francisco won: First Prize in Physics and Astronomy, and awards from IEEE, AFCEA, and the Society for Non-Destructive Engineering. He has been invited to compete in both the Broadcom National Science Fair as well as the California State Science Fair. Francisco’s project explored how a home built RADAR, designed by MIT, could be used to detect gopher tunnels underground.