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Middle School Science Researchers Stand Out at Montco Science Fair

In total, 24 Germantown Academy Middle School students participated in the 2018 Montgomery County Science Research Competition, hosted by Ursinus College, on March 8. Of those 24 students, 14 were the recipients of awards. See chart below.

Name Project Title Place/Award Category
Riya P. '22 Fruits vs. veggies: nutrients plenty 1st place in Biochemistry Category and The American Association of University Women Honorable Mention Biochemistry
Christine M. '22 Can plants develop a "memory"? Botany
Chloe B. '22 The effect of light color on indoor microgreen growth Botany
Clara A. '22 The effect of mordant and fiber type on color saturation Chemistry
Emily L. '22 Sugarless sugar cookies Honorable Mention Chemistry
Perry F. '22 What is the most secure hashing algorithm? US Navy Computer Science Award Computer Science
Patrick T. '22 The effect of shoreline structures on erosion MCSRC Prize Earth & Science
Sangeetha B. '22 How home construction materials weaken wireless signal 2nd Place Engineering
Caitlin B. '22 The distraction contraption Engineering
Seth R. '22 Wind and roof pitches The DaVinci Science Center Physics Prize Engineering
Brendan P. '22 How the Preserve's location affects the creek's water quality Honorable Mention and the Academy of Natural Sciences Prize Environmental Science
Fore A. '22 The effect of paint colors on indoor temperature of houses Environmental Science
Michael von Z. '22 Goal scoring angles US Navy Mathematics Award Mathematics
Juliana G. '22 The effect of charcoal on stained teeth All Smiles Dentistry Medicine and Health Award Medicine & Health
Jack M. '22 Swim shampoo brands 3rd place Medicine & Health
Blythe B. '22 Antibiotic potency Honorable Mention and the Merck Research Labs Outstanding Research 2nd Place Prize Microbiology
Jeffrey C. '22 Which acne medications work best? Microbiology
Walker G. '22 The effect of water bottle material on bacteria growth Microbiology
Joseph C. '22 What material and brand of baseball bat has more pop, distance and exit velocity? Physics
Alex C. '22 Do substances in a baseball bat really help Physics
Will C. '22 What is the effect of sound frequencies on the movement of aquatic blackworms Honorable Mention and the GSK Integrated Biological Platform Sciences Department Zoology Prize Zoology
Sam I. '22 Strengths of different fishing lines Wegman's Excellence Award Consumer Science
Lyndsea L. '22 Determining durability of different brands and types of nail polish Consumer Science
Jack G. '22 What iPhone case works the best? 2nd Place and the MCSRC Prize for Consumer Sciences Consumer Science

In addition, Riya, Jack, and Sangeetha have qualified to move on to the Delaware Valley Science Fair, which will take place on April 3 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks.

"The inclement weather forced the students to stay home while judging took place," said Middle School Science Department Head Cory Eklund. "Despite not being able to share their projects in person, the students' passion shone through and they were able to get great recognition for their efforts. I am proud of all our students, and would to thank them, their parents, and our science department for all the hard work."