On Wednesday, April 4, nine Upper School Science Research students competed at the Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF), which includes schools from the Lehigh Valley to southern Delaware, and from Chester County to the New Jersey shore. Of those nine students, seven students earned first, second, third place, or "special" awards sponsored by a variety of science and engineering companies and professional organizations, including $475 in cash and $280,000 in scholarship money to local universities.
"Please congratulate all of the science research students, as all of them spent the school year diligently collecting data, preparing a poster board presentation, and research paper prepare of their science research project for the Montgomery County Science Research Competition and DVSF," said Director of Independent Science Research Sarah Kesten.
|SPECIAL AWARD||CATEGORY AWARD||NAME||GRADE||AWARD DETAILS||PROJECT NAME|
|1st Place||Kevin Cui||9th||DVSF 1st Place||Epicuticular Waxes of Aquatic Plants Analyses|
|Anthony Hu||10th||Using Data Mining to Analyze the Evolution of English|
|Hasit Patel||10th||Effects of Natural Remedies on Gamma Globulin|
|2nd Place||Matt Sandifer||10th||DVSF 2nd Place||A Planarian Model of the Effects of E-Cigarettes|
|1||3rd Place||Marius Vava||10||DVSF 3rd place, Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Award||Human Motion Analysis Using Reality Virtualization|
|2||1st Place||Tiffany Zhong||10||DVSF 1st place, American Meteorological Society Award, Association for Women Geoscientists Award||Harvesting Fog using Kirigami Structures|
|4||1st Place||Jason Chee||11||DVSF 1st place, Yale Science & Engineering Association Award, Drexel University scholarship, University of the Sciences scholarship, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology scholarship||Numerical Integration with Monte Carlo and Riemann Sum using SAS|
|1||Satyam Ghodasara||11||Harrisburg University of Science & Technology scholarship||Finding a New Antimicrobial|
|1||3rd Place||Miles Hanamirian||12||DVSF 3rd place, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology scholarship||The Impact of Watching Nature on Mental Health|