The following reproduced from the Valley News, 4/17/17 By David Corriveau:
"Another spring, another flood of STEM-related achievements by Vincent Moeykens and fellow students from Windsor Schools.
For the third year in a row, Moeykens, now a junior, will represent Windsor high school and Vermont at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles next month. There, he and two students from South Burlington High School will compete for shares of more than $4 million in prizes and scholarships.
Moeykens, who also recently co-captained Windsor’s 3-D modeling team to a second-place finish at the Vermont championships, earned the ISEF trip for the project he presented at the recent Vermont STEM Fair at Norwich University in Northfield. His presentation, using machine-learning algorithms and methods to analyze and predict stock prices, also made him eligible for one of Norwich’s Next Generation Scholarships, along with fellow Windsor students Lucia Blanchard, Jacob Curtis and Brianna Diggs.
All four Windsor students also were invited to enter the Regeneron Science Talent Search. On March 24 at the Vermont 3D competition, the Windsor high school team of Moeykens, Diggs, sophomores Serene Martens and Alexander Townsend, and eighth-graders Michelle Townsend and Maurice Day had placed second with a model of the Asher Benjamin-designed Cox House in Windsor.
Moeykens’ other achievements at the Vermont STEM fair included a $200 prize for entering the top project in computer science, and a certificate and a $75 gift card from the U.S. Navy and Marines for presenting one of the top three projects in any category.
Meanwhile, Windsor middle-schoolers Travis McAllister and Jack McGrath qualified to compete for a trip to Washington, D.C., in October for the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) contest. The duo’s project also earned them a silver medal for ranking among the top 30 in all age groups at the state STEM fair, as well as $100 each for the top project by a team of students in grades 5 through 8."