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PJAS - 2020-21 Recap!

Five OC students competed in the PJAS State Competition in May 2021. They presented their projects virtually by recording an audio to go along with their presentation. Congratulations to all!

Results:

Last

First

Grad year

Project Title

Place @ State
 Competition

Devlin

Charlotte

2023

Growth of Radish Plants with Organic Nutrients

2

Edwards

Allison

2021

The Effect of Guarana: A Continued Exploration

1

Giovannelli

Lily

2022

Degradation of High Density Polyethylene Using UV Radiation

1

Moats

Vanessa

2022

Does the Placebo Effect Influence Test Anxiety?

1

Tinker

Lily

2023

The Effect of Vinegar on S. epidermidis Biofims

1

 


12 OC students competed in the PJAS Virtual Regional Competition at Duquesne University at the end of January, 2021. With the virtual format, students uploaded an audio file along with their presentations and the judges scored the projects from home. OC did a great job!

To listen to each student's presentation, click the links under 'Project Title.'

Last

First

Grad year

Project Title

Place @ Regional Competition

Devlin

Charlotte

2023

Growth of Radish Plants with Organic Nutrients

1

Didomenico

Vivian

2022

Effects of Dish Soap on Yeast Cells

2

Edwards

Allison

2021

The Effect of Guarana: A Continued Exploration

1

Giovannelli

Lily

2022

Degradation of High Density Polyethylene Using UV Radiation

1

Lucadamo

Briella

2023

The Rate of Dissolving of Different Allergy Medications

2

Marche

Olivia

2024

How Do Acids Affect the Rate of Corrosion?

2

Moats

Vanessa

2022

Does the Placebo Effect Influence Test Anxiety?

1

Palladino

Regina

2023

Fast Fashion's Detrimental Effects on Water and Plant Life

2

Sclichter

Madeline

2023

Which category of thrill ride emits the most g-force?

2

Tinker

Lily

2023

The Effect of Vinegar on S. epidermidis Biofims

1

Walker

Gia

2021

The Application of Graph Theory in Circuits

2

White

Isabella

2023

The Effect of Microwave Radiation on Phaseolus vulgaris

2

*All 1st place students are invited to attend the virtual state competition at Penn State University in May.

Special Awards:

  • Vanessa Moats:
    • High School Sigma Xi Award from the CMU chapter of Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society.) This award is given to one high school student for excellence in quantitative analysis in scientific research.
    • Director’s Award in Behavioral Science! This is a monetary award.
  • Gia Walker:
    • Duquesne University Mathematics & Computer Science Award. This is a monetary award.
  • Bella White: 
    • Pittsburgh American Nuclear Society Award. This is a monetary award.

 

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