Kudos to JMS 8th graders Claire Raff and Annelise Mayer as well as 7th grader Alaina Raff. Congratulations also go out to MMS 8th grader Alexander "Sasha" Rozovsky and 7th grader Eli Lasus for their first place wins!
Claire Raff (JMS - 8th grade ) took home a first place award in physics for her project The Effect of Covering up the Bell of a Horn.
Alaina Raff (JMS - 7th grade) received a first place for her project Pesticides on Plants in the botany category.
Eli Lasus, (MMS - 7th) received a first place for his project on the Digestion of Different Forms of Sugar; and Charlotte Houghton (MMS - 8th) received a second place for her project titled Cabbage Fermentation Study - both in the microbiology category.
Alexander Rozovsky (MMS- 8th) received a first place for his project in behavioral science titled Relationships Between Direct Memory and Mnemonic Memory.
Ian Lee (MMS- 7th) received a second place in Chemistry for his project The Efficacy of Disintegrating Ice Using Liquids and Solids.
Iris Wu (MMS - 8th) received a second place for her project in Engineering titled The Efficiency of Truss Designs Under Concentrated Pressure.
Annelise Mayer (JMS - 8th) earned a first place award in chemistry for her project titled Rates of Absorption for Common Materials.
Aarush Dutta (MMS - 8th) won a second place in computer science for his project titled Prediction of Coronary Heart Disease Using Machine Learning.
All students who won first place awards will move on to PJAS state competition at Penn State University this May.
The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to promote interest in science through the development of research projects and investigations.
Middle School students who are interested in working on a science project for next year should contact Mrs. Duchin for information at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Petsko at Epetsko@mtlsd.net.