On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, four Upper School Science Research students competed in the Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF) at the Greater Philadelphia Expo in Oaks. The Delaware Valley Science Fair includes schools from the Lehigh Valley to southern Delaware and from Chester County to the New Jersey shore. All four students earned first place, second place, third place, or “special” awards" sponsored by a variety of science and engineering companies and professional organizations, including $600 in cash and prizes and $60,000 in scholarship money to local universities.
|NAME||GRADE||PROJECT TITLE||CATEGORY||MENTOR||DVSF PLACE||SPECIAL AWARDS||DVSF AWARD DETAILS|
|Kevin Cui '21||10||Automatic Song Recognition: Siri for Musicians||Computer Science||Kevin Hetzel||2nd Place||DVSF 2nd place award in Computer Science|
|Sarah Rojas '21||10||The Effect of a Vegan Diet on an Omnivorous Gut Microbiome||Microbiology||Sarah Kesten||3||Parenteral Drug Association Award, Institute of Food Technologists Award, USDA Future Scientist Award|
|Emily Wang '21||10||Origami Magic Ball Swimmers: Optimal Structure for Movement||Engineering||Cynthia Sung (UPenn)||1||Society of Women Engineers 2nd Place Award|
|Matt Sandifer '20||10||
A Study of Banana Peel Bioplastics
|Botany||Caitlin Kelly, Sarah Kesten|
|Tiffany Zhong '21||11||Model Outcomes of a Tennis Game using Markov Chain||Mathematics||Zhigen Zhao (Temple University)||1||Harrisburg University Scholarship|
Congratulations to all of our science research students! They spent the school year diligently collecting data, writing a research paper, and preparing a poster board presentation for a number of science fairs this school year.