Mt Lebanon High School students presented their individual research projects at the 83rd annual State Competition of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science held earlier this month at Penn State University. These four students earned this invitation by achieving first place awards at the regional meeting at Duquesne University.
Elizabeth Ly and Rebecca Schwartz earned first place awards at the state competition for their projects titled "Chemical Transformation between PVA and Boric Acid" and "Rates of Chemiluminescent Reactions." Second place awards were received by Sein Lee for "Revolutionizing the American Lawn with Polycultural Methods" and Nikolas Mustian for "Evolutionary Advantages of Lactose Tolerance in E. Coli."
The State Competition of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science is held each May at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park. All regional first award winners are eligible to compete at the state level. Approximately 3,000 of the best and brightest science students from Pennsylvania's twelve separate PJAS regions descend upon State College each May to present their research.
Congratulations to our students and their faculty advisors, Kyle Tilger and Josh Bilak, on this outstanding achievement.