Science Fair Winners Advance to Regional Competition

Episcopal’s science fair was held the third week in January.  The projects were displayed on the Kirwan Flag Plaza on the Munnerlyn Campus after school, where judges interviewed the students.  Four members of the judging team were Episcopal alumni — Tess Peterson ‘ 08, Peter Blumeyer ’08, Jason Marks ’08, and Isaiah Nields ’17. Judges were impressed with the students creativity, presentation skills and scientific reasoning.  All of the students listed below will present their projects at the Regional Science Fair — a four day hybrid event February 20-23.

Senior Biological First Place Sally Barksdale – Machine learning to predict cancer treatments with genetic biomarkers
Second Place Tom Commander – Nanoparticle-based hypothermia
Second Place Jordan Harrow – environmental buffers in freshwater
Third Place Matthew Schinsing – mite eradication on bees
Honorable Mention Natalie Rabil – lead nitrate toxicity to amphipods
Honorable Mention Isabella Buschini – UV light on chicken embryos
Honorable Mention Ariel Largen – Comparison of online learning vs. in-person learning
Senior Physical First Place Daniel Delong – A robotic arm with computer vision to manipulate objects
First Place Miranda Doro – Lead removal with silver  nanoparticles
Second Place Julia Kagiliery – Novel method of water analysis
Third Place Jace Bankston – shark skin denticles on rockets
Third Place Sean Ramsey – Martian construction materials
Honorable Mention Chris-John Griffith – Electrical stimulation of earthworms
Honorable Mention Cole Nigro – Zinc analysis in lettuce
Honorable Mention Jackson Whitchurch – measuring UV-C for disinfection