Shelton High School students win awards at annual science fair

Science winners show their awards.

Science winners show their awards.

Hundreds of students at Shelton High School showed their science skills during the annual fair on Feb. 6. More than 238 projects, involving 391 students, were submitted.

Rigel Mahmood was congratulated for submitting the Best in Show project in the Shelton High Science Fair that won the entire fair.

More than $1,500 in prize money was awarded with monetary donations from Mayor Mark Lauretti and the Shelton High School PTSO.

 

The winners

First place: The Genetic Touch (Kelly Sou);The Effects of Round-Up on Brown Trout Eggs (Andrew Krzywosc and William Simics); The Effect of Bitter Gourd on Blood Sugar Levels (Veina Pillai) and The Development for a Simulation Model for the Solution of Einstein’s General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics Based on Causal Dynamic Triangulation (Rigel Mahmood).

 

Second place: Do Sugar Substitutes Allow Yeast to Perform Cellular Respiration (Alexander Ercolani); Stress by Angle (Justin Dressler); Does Eye Color Effect Vision (Brittney Matto and Alyssa Birmingham); and Determining the Natural Pigment Category that Leads to the Highest Output of Voltage on Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Joshua Kreitler).

 

Third place: Energy Nuts (Hunter Wronski); Blades of Fury Part 2: Weight Efficiency (Ian Diaz and Joseph Niski); A Sticky Situation (Ryan Corbett and Matthew Zampano); and Gravimetric Analysis of Calcium and Hard Water (Samantha Rubio, Jared Peck and Monica Holler).

 

Honorable mentions: Abra CadAlgae (Annalee Howard and Mackenzie Bures); Effects of Cellphones on Daily Life (David Dzujna); Starch Wrap (Christian Tallo and Kevin Sala); Effects of Water Make-up on the Housatonic River (Allison Brown); The Energy of the Future (Teajun Kim and Henry Jaing); The Descent: Parachute Shape Performance (Jimmy Hunter); Does the Age of a Dog Affect its Ability to Learn a New Trick (Brooke Grand and Nicole Romeos); and The Ideal Salinity of Hatching Brine Shrimp Eggs (Ian Juncker and Gajaan Sittambalam).

 

Overall winners

Nine projects were overall winners and will participate in the Connecticut State Science Fair at Quinnipiac University in March: 

— Gravimetric Analysis of Calcium and Hard Water (Samantha Rubio, Jared Peck and Monica Holler);

— Do Sugar Substitutes Allow Yeast to Perform Cellular Respiration (Alexander Ercolani);

— Blades of Fury Part 2  Weight Efficiency (Ian Diaz and Joseph Niski);

— The Genetic Touch (Kelly Sou);

— Stress by Angle (Justin Dressler);

— Determining the Natural Pigment Category that Leads to the Highest Output of Voltage on Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Joshua Kreitler);

— The Effects of Round-Up on Brown Trout Eggs (Andrew Krzywosc and William Simics);

— The Effect of Bitter Gourd on Blood Sugar Levels (Veina Pillai).

 

 

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