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Middle School Students Excel at State Science Fair

Eighth grade science students recently participated in the 70th annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) in Athens. 

To participate at the fair, students in grades 6-12 must first qualify by advancing from a school-level fair to a regional fair, where they are then selected to compete at GSEF.

First Honors and Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) nominations went to Nithya Guthikonda '22 for her project, "Discovering the Effects of Common Food Additives on Probiotics," Will Jenkins '22 for his tennis ball sorting machine, and Ishan Sheth '22, Avi Singh '22, and Michael Tye '22 for their research of "Neutralizing Formaldehyde in the Air."

The project by Ishan, Avi, and Michael received the GSEF Best in Category (Earth and Environmental Science) Junior Division honor.

Will's tennis ball sorting machine received several honors, including: 

  • Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award
  • Tellus Science Museum Future Science Stars Award
  • The SJS Management Mission Possible Award
  • GSEF Outstanding Eighth Grade Project
  • GSEF Student Choice "Never Would Have Thought Of"
  • GSEF Best in Category Robotics and Intelligent Machines Junior Division Award

Projects by Nife Joshua '22, Stephen Shin '22, and Aran Sonnad-Joshi '22 won Second Honors at the fair. Katherine Johnson '22 and Dara Watkins '22 received Fourth Honors.

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