Reported by GSM Sundarum
The Saint Louis chapter of the American Chemical Society sponsors a number of awards and programs at science fairs across the area. Members participate by helping to coordinate some of the events and provide judges.
The first up was the 2018 Missouri Tri-County Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 3. In the Grades 5-8 Division, here are your winners:
First Place: Lakshita Senthil, “Will an Increased concentration of Carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere contribute to a rise in global temperature” Grade 6, West Middle School, Chesterfield, MO.
Second Place: Aadit Mehta, “Rate of Electrolysis for different water solutions”
Grade 5, Castlio Elementary School, MO.
Third Place: Dustin Hernke, “How acidic is your drinking water” Grade 5, Boone Elementary School, MO.
Next up was the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 12 Science Fair on March 24. In the Grades 5-8 Division, the winners were:
First Place: Connor Mathus, “Mini Rockets” Grade 8, St. Ambrose School, IL.
Second Place: Daniel Bradley “From Bitter to Sweet” Grade 8, Governor French Academy, IL.
Third Place: Tie: Rebecca Thomas “Create Access to Safe drinking water” Grade 7, Liberty Middle School, IL. And
Margaret Paty “An ecofriendly substitute for Motor oil” Grade 6, Liberty Middle School, IL.
Last up was the Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair on April 25th, where the ACS St. Louis section presents a Science Fair Chemistry Award. This year’s winners:
HONORS GRADES 9-12 DIVISION:
First Place: Jerry Zhang, “A Geant4 Monte Carlo Simulation of a quantum Multiple Scaterring Mitigation,” Grade 12, Marquette High School, Saint Louis, MO.
Second Place: Nikhil Mitra, “A thermodynamic approach to Predicting Gal-4 binding,” Grade 12, Rockwood Summit High School, Saint Louis, MO.
Third Place: Owen Kathriner, “Allelopathy in Lonicera Maackii,” Grade 12, Kirkwood High School, Saint Louis, MO.
GRADES 9-12 DIVISION:
First Place: Lilly McCaine, “Finding Energy in Different type of Food,” Grade 11, Gateway
Science Academy Middle and High School, St. Louis, MO.
Second Place: Barragan Jesus, “pH levels in soils” Grade 10, Lafayette Sr. High, Saint Louis, MO
GRADES 6-8 DIVISION:
First Place: Ceferino Patino, “Rocket Reactions,” Grade 6, Mckinley Classical Leadership Ac., St Louis, MO.
Many thanks to all of our member volunteers for their time and effort, and to our rising chemists for their inspiration and enthusiasm!