NHS and SHS students and their science instructors, Mr. Brian Price and Mrs. Erin Coffman, traveled to Pittsburgh, PA, on March 27 - March 28, 2015, to compete in one of the largest regional science fairs in the United States. Schools from the region sent 1,100 competing students in grades 6-12 to this year's competition, making it the largest Pittsburgh Fair to date. This year's competition and judging were held on March 27, followed by a meal and Carnegie Science Center Shows and Sleepover with the awards ceremony on March 28 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Heinz Field Club Level.
NHS - Alexandra Miller – One of two Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Scholarships for $5,960, Leonard Gelfund Center/Society of Women “Young Women in STEM” award, Yale Science and Engineering Association “Most Outstanding Exhibit,” and Carnegie Mellon $50 sponsor award. Her project was entitled “Mission Control.”
NHS - Kaitlyn Smith - $8000 Gannon University Scholarship (one of two) for “Does population density have an effect on average test scores in public schools?”
NHS – Ian Brenneman - $8000 Chatham College Scholarship (one of two) for “How effective is sod as an insulating roofing material?”
NHS – Sara Carr – Stockholm Junior Water Prize from the Stockholm International Water Institute for her project “Can organic fertilizers take over modern agriculture?”
Those students who attended the Regional Fair will receive first round, special invitations for the opportunity to attend this year's INTEL/ISEF INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, from May 10-May 15, 2015. Funding will be provided by GCPS and a special Outreach Day Grant through The Carnegie Science Center, and provided by The Society for Science and the Public, Washington DC.
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