Students Win Awards at Virtual State Science Fair of Florida
Congratulations to the Episcopal students who were recipients of place and special awards, cash prizes and gifts at the Virtual State Science Fair of Florida this week!
Sally Barksdale ’21 was the recipient of the First Place Award in Biochemistry for her computer-based investigation to predict responses to melanoma treatment based on their genetic biomarkers.
Earning second place awards were Daniel Delong ’22 for his robotic hand, Julia Kagiliery ’21 for her novel method of water analysis, and Sean Ramsey ’23 for his Martian concrete.
Miranda Doro ’21 was the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Award to attend the one-month National Youth Science Camp, and she was nominated for a 4-year $10,000 scholarship at the University of Florida.
Other Episcopal winners of place awards and special awards include:
Tom Commander ’23 – nanoparticle treatments
Isabella Buschini ’23 – UV light on eye development
Jordan Harrow ’21 – pesticide resistance
Matthew Schinsing ’22 – pesticides in bee colonies
Natalie Rabil ’23 – water pollution on amphipods
Jackson Whitchurch ’22 – UV-C treatments
Ariel Largen ’21 – effectiveness of online learning
Jake Barker ’22 – successful grant applications
More than 600 students from public and private schools from around the state presented their judges via video recordings, posters and virtual interviews. Judges evaluated the students’ projects based on their clarity, thoroughness, creativity and communication skills.
During the first week in May Sally Barksdale, Daniel Delong, Julia Kagiliery, and Jordan Harrow will present their projects at the Virtual International Science and Engineering Fair, where they will be competing with approximately 1,700 students from 75 other countries.