Weston Braun, a junior at San Dieguito Academy, recently won first place in the California State Science Fair’s Electronics and Electromagnetics senior division. He was among the 993 regional county fair winners who competed in the statewide competition.
His project, titled Active Load Distribution for Increased Efficiency in Piezoelectric Converters, proposed and tested a concept that could make power supplies to charge computers and other electronic devices.
More than 300 volunteer scientists and engineers from the private industry and higher education judged the student projects. The award winners received cash prizes and were recognized at an awards ceremony.
This is the fourth year that Weston has received an award at the State Fair, placing third and fourth in his sophomore and freshman years, respectively. He also won a first place award in the junior division when he was in eighth grade at the Grauer School.