Bio Students Earn 11 Honors at Philadelphia's 42nd George Washington Carver Science Fair

Bio Students Earn 11 Honors at Philadelphia's 42nd George Washington Carver Science Fair

After working on a research topic of their choice for months, 11 biology students earned recognition at this year's George Washington Carver Science Fair. The SCH scientists competed against the best 11th and 12th grade students in the city—from Central High School, Masterman, Science Leadership Academy, Girls High School, Science and Engineering, Philadelphia Academy Charter School, and other excellent science programs—displaying and presenting (virtually) their work to a group of judges/scientists. Students who earned a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place medal were eligible to move on to the regional Delaware Valley Science Fair that took place last week, once again competing against the best students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Congratulations to all for their hard work and scientific prowess from botany to astrophysics.  

Recognition at the George Washington Carver Virtual Science Fair: 

  • 1st place medal - Sienna Lindsay: The Effect of Footwear Type on the Force Exerted by Dancers

  • 1st place team medal -  Yuxi (Annie) Gu and Zuri Al-Uqdah: A Study of how the Blue Light & Stress Level Affects Sleep Quality

  • 2nd place medal - Stanley Song: Effects of Industrial Protection Policies on Firms’ Incentives and Consumer Welfare

  • 2nd place medal - Hayden Curry: The Effects of Different Sunscreens and Concentrations on Aquatic Daphnia Populations

  • 2nd Place medal - Shangchen (Chad) Cai: The effect of fertilizers on the growth of Raphanus Sativus in Martian soil environment

  • 3rd place medal - Sam Simon: The Effect of Urban Runoff on Fecal Coliform Levels in the Schuylkill Watershed

  • 3rd place medal - Winslow Tracy: Effects of classical music tempo on heart rate and respiratory rate

  • Honorable Mention - Lilly Hall: Environmental Science

  • Honorable Mention - Josh Chen: Botany

  • Honorable Mention - Sam Miller: Behavioral and Social Science


Recognition at the Delaware Valley Science Fair:

  • Stanley Song - 3rd place category medal 

  • Hayden Curry - Honorable Mention

Photo caption: Seated (left to right) Samantha Simon, Winslow Tracy, Zuri Al-Uqdah, Yuxi (Annie) Gu, Lilly Hall, Sienna Lindsay; (standing), Josh Chen, Shangchen (Chad) Cai, Hayden Curry, Stanley Song, Sam Miller.

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