On Thursday, March 9, 14 Upper School science research students competed at the Montgomery County Science Research Competition, directed by Upper School Science Teacher Philip Rittenhouse 1760, at Ursinus College. Of those 14 students, 11 students earned first, second, or third place awards, qualifying for the Delaware Valley Science Fair, which is being held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center from April 3-5.
In addition to these category awards, four GA students received special awards sponsored by science and engineering companies and professional organizations. Students earned over $100 in cash and prizes. Moreover, the GA Upper School students did so well that they earned GA the 2nd Place Division A Award (secon most total points for 12th grade projects) and 2nd Place Division C Award (second most total points for 10th grade projects).
"Please congratulate all of these students, as they worked hard to design their projects, collect data, prepare a PowerPoint presentation, collect additional data, and prepare a poster board presentation," said Director of Science Research Sarah Kesten. "Congrats, everyone!"
|PLACE||NAME||GRADE||SPECIAL AWARD DETAILS|
|1st Place||Kevin Cui '21||9||Longwood Gardens Award (4 tickets)|
|3rd Place||Anthony Hu '20||10|
|3rd Place||Hasit Patel '20||10|
|1st Place||Matt Sandifer '20||10||MCSTA Zoology Award ($50)|
|Eyassu Tadesse '20||10|
|Alex Tang '20||10|
|1st Place||Marius Vava '20||10|
|1st Place||Tiffany Zhong '20||10||MCSTA Earth & Space Science Award ($50)|
|1st Place||Jason Chee '19||11|
|3rd Place||Satyam Ghodasara '19||11||Society for Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (SIMB) Place Award|
|Bradford Azizi '18||12|
|1st Place||Miles Hanamirian '18||12|
|2nd Place||David Li '18||12|
|2nd Place||Nathan Wong '18||12|
- Division A (12th Grade) - 2nd Place Luther M. Bingham Award
- Division C (10th Grade) - 2nd Place Allan C. Harman Award