Seven students earned first place awards at the 82nd annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences, including Matt Sandifer '20, who received a perfect score!
Science Research Program
The Upper School Science Research Program provides plenty of supporting evidence for the hypothesis that GA is a leader in science education. Each year, about two dozen motivated students undertake year-long independent research projects and represent GA in regional and state science competitions.
Under the direction of Upper School Science teacher Sarah Kesten, GA students have accrued numerous first-place finishes and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money. The program concludes in the spring as students share their work with the GA community at the Science Fair Open House.
At the 2017 Delaware Valley Science Fair, 12 Germantown Academy Upper School students earned first, second, third place, or honorable mention awards, or special awards, including $875 in cash and $808,000 in scholarship money to local universities.
At the Montgomery County Science Research Competition, science researchers from the Class of 2017 earned the most total points for 12th grade projects. Overall, of the 28 GA students that competed,18 earned first, second, or third place awards and qualified for the Delaware Valley Science Fair.
At last weekend's Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences regional competition, nine GA students earned first place awards and qualified for the 82nd annual PJAS State Competition in May.