Seventeen Amity High School students and six students from the Orange Southern Connecticut Hebrew School will compete against more than 500 middle and high school kids from across the state in the Connecticut Science Fair at Quinnipiac University next week. The 500 projects will be pared down to about 150, and of those, a handful will go on to compete in the national competition.
On Thursday, March 17, the student researchers for those 150 finalist projects will present their work to judges from government, academia, industry and professional societies. Last year, three Amity students were finalists.
Students presenting and their projects are listed here:
- Pauline Dutka: Hypoxia in Ovarian Cancer
- Williams S. Dixon: The Relationship Between Temperature and Survival of the Larval Tunicate Styela clava
- Emily Feng: BCL-xL enhances V-ATPase function, a proposal
- Zizi Yu: Improving solar water disinfection (SODIS) with a photoreactive titanium dioxide/single-walled carbon nanotube composite coating on plastic PET bottles
- Jared Loewenthal: Star Craft and Roller Coaster Tycoon's Affect on Resource Management Skills
- David Powers: Periodontal Health and Dietary Intake are Novel Indicators of Inflammatory and Chronic Inflammatory Status
- Ming Zhao: Implications of Handedness on Ketamine-Induced Psychosis
- Jenny J. Liu: Interactions Between Robot, Adult, and Child in the Task of Secret-Telling
- Gi Yan: Flow-stimulated expression of membrane transporter
- Peter Satonick: Preventing Seizures—The Size of the Thalamus After an Epileptic Seizure
- Shiyu Zhuang: Effect of Thioredoxin-2(Trx2)on Cardiac Hypertrophy
- Joan Kim: LS Effective Information Communication to Teens
- Satish Bhat: Using Polycaprolactone for Tissue Engineering.
- Andrew H. Chen: The Effect of Different Detergents and Surface Tensions on the Detergency of Feathers
- Evan A. Fox: The Effects of Polymers on Beta Radiation
- Jordan L. Henck: What are the effects of a person's mass on the types of Judo throws performed?
- Zelun Wang: The Effect of Fertilization and Environmental Factors on Water Quality in the Upper Cove River Watershed
From the Orange Southern Connecticut Hebrew School:
- Chaim M. Hodakov: Effect of Bioremediation Nutrient Cultures on Degradation of Oil Spills, and Effect on Sand and Marsh Grass.
- Boruch S. Hecht: Quantitative Analysis of Hypoxia and Its' Causes in Long Island Sound's Estuary
- Bracha Hecht and Rivka Kantor: Analysis of non-heme iron's rate of cell absorption, and effect of iron's enhancers and inhibitors on cell absorption.
- Moshe Y. Piekarski: The Buffering Capacity of Various Types of Soils and Grasses on Acid Rain
- Menachem T. Meltzer: Quantitative Analysis of Bisphenol A, Effect on Simulated Cell and Skin Absorption, and Effect of Chelator
The Connecticut Science Fair is a yearly, statewide science and engineering fair open to all 7th through 12th grade students in the state. The Fair is a charter member of the International Science and Engineering Fair, an activity of the Society for Science & the Public in Washington, D.C. The Fair is an all-volunteer organization, with all funds directed to students awards, fair operation, student/teacher workshops, educational presentations, and participation by CSF winners in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and other national and international science competitions.