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GA Students Win Prizes and Scholarship Money at Delaware Valley Science Fair

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.