Each year the Saint Louis Section of the American Chemical Society judges chemistry-related projects at science fairs in the St Louis area. The section recognizes students who demonstrate excellence in the conception, design, and presentation of a chemistry project.
On March 4, the Missouri Tri-County Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held at Francis Howell North High School in Saint Charles. The following students were honored:
Grades 5-8 Division;
First Place: Lakshita Senthil – “Are Banana Briquettes as Energy Efficient as Coal and a more Eco-Friendly Bio-Fuel?” Grade 6, West Middle School, Chesterfield, MO.
Second Place: Grace Juan – “The Effect of pH Level on the Hatch Rate of Artemia Salina”
Grade 8, Bryan Middle School, Weldon Spring, MO.
Third Place: Michelle Lu – “How to Filter Water Effectively with Household Materials” Grade 5, Twin Chimneys Elementary School, O’Fallon, MO.
A congratulatory letter and a purple participation ribbon were each given to over 100 chemistry-related entrants in the Kindergarten – 4th grade division this year.
Many thanks to all the budding chemists who participated and the local section members who volunteered to judge: G.S.M. Sundaram, Erin Whitteck, Donald Sartor, Annette Salvagno, Lauren Salvagno, Elaine Jurkowski, Cinda Page, and William Uhland.
Submitted by G.S.M. Sundaram, Awards Coordinating Chair.