This month, six students from Mt. Lebanon High School participated in the 85th annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science at Penn State University. During the competition, students gave a presentation on all aspects of their science research project.
Max Guthrie and Natalie McGee won 1st place awards with perfect scores for their projects entitled Optimal Wind Turbine Blade Design Using Rotational Analysis and Cross-Linking in a Microbicide.
In addition, Ben Ash, Jacob Terkel, and Caroline Brustoloni earned 1st place awards and Ava Duchin earned a 2nd place award for their research and presentations.
Caroline Brustoloni was also awarded a scholarship to Penn State's School of Engineering.
Science Club Co-Sponsors are Mr. Kyle Tilger and Mr. Josh Bilak.
The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is divided into 12 PJAS regions. Each PJAS region consists of two or more counties. Every PJAS region has one or more directors and a treasurer who oversee the operation of the region. PJAS also has a State Director, a State Secretary, and two State Treasurers as well as committees for Judging, Safety, Technicians, and Awards.