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GA Wins Three Awards at State Science Competition

Kevin Hui '21 and Emily Wang '21 each took first place in their categories (computer science, engineering) at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) State Competition, which was held from May 19-21 at Penn State University's main campus. Wang also had a perfect score. Sarah Rojas '21 took second place in the microbiology category.

Approximately 3,000 of the best and brightest science students from Pennsylvania’s 12 separate PJAS regions descend upon State College each May to present their research.

Back in February, five GA students won awards at the local PJAS Region 1B competition

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