MVU Science Fair 2015

MVU WINS BIG AT VERMONT STATE SCIENCE FAIR 2015


CONGRATULATIONS  MVU Students !
for the excellent showing at the 
Vermont State Science & Math Fair at Norwich University
Saturday March 28th 2015 !





MVU STUDENT FINALISTS AT THE VERMONT STATE SCIENCE & MATH FAIR 2014-2015
Student Name Project Name State Fair Awards
Taylor Hall Effect of Ibuprofen on the Growth of Pisum Sativum and Zea Mays VPA gold medal for outstanding performance, Superior Technical Ceramics Corporation $400,  I-SWEEP Award for projects focus on "Energy, Engineering & Environmental Problems" sending finalists to compete in Houston Texas May 7-11.
Caitlin Varin What Effect Does The Stage Of Lactation Have On The Protein Composition Of Milk VPA silver medal for excellence,  Castleton State College Next Generation Scholarship $10,000, Superior Technical Ceramics Corporation $300, Intel Science Talent Search $20,000 Norwich scholarship, Yale Science and Engineering Assocation medallion for the top individual project in computer science, engineering, physics or chemistry comes with Norwich scholarship $20,000. 
Jacob Gallow How Does the Structure of Bridges Affect Resistance in Flooding VPA silver medal for excellence, Next Generation Scholarships to St. Michael's College $20,000, 
John Bourdeau Production of Biodiesel Using Ultrasonication Superior Technical Ceramics Corporation $200 prize, US Air Force Award prize with Norwich University $20,000 scholarship.
Nathaniel Lefebvre Electromagnetic Radiation from Portable Electronics Polhemus "Innovation in Motion" $100 prize for exceptional understanding of physics, mathematics or engineering.
Olivia McGovern Testing Pesticide Toxic Longevity on Gryllus Pennsylvanicus Next Generation Norwich University Math Science $20,000 Scholarship, Intel Science Talent Search award with Norwich University $20,000 scholarship.
Lindsay Kilbury The Rate of Corrosion on Steel Wool Caused by Different Acidic Substances Intel Science Talent Search award with Norwich University $20,000 scholarship.
James Hope Oil Removal from Water Intel Science Talent Search award with Norwich University $20,000 scholarship.
Jared Laroche Purifying Water with Coffee Grounds Intel Science Talent Search award with Norwich University $20,000 scholarship.
Jodi Hayes Parallax Robotics Boe-Bot AllEarth Renewables $100 best project in wind or solar energy award, Society of Women Engineers $100 prize,  Superior Technical Ceramics Corporation $100 prize.

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Friday February 13, 2015 was the place to be for the 2nd Annual MVU Science Fair with 21 student projects displayed in the school library.  The event was a collaboration between Missisquoi Valley Union High School (MVU) and the Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union’s After School Program, MVU AfterHours and local businesses. Students were guided through the process by MVU Science Fair Coordinator and Teacher, Dana Maria Dezotell and several MVU Science Department teachers.

                          

The MVU Library was abuzz with excitement at 5:00pm as students, parents and judges gathered into the Library for presentations.  Each student presented to two judges from organizations such as the University of Vermont, Saint Michael’s College, Northwest Counseling and Support Services, IBM, among others.   



        






Student projects covered diverse topics:

1st Place, Caitlin Varin - What Effect Does The Stage Of Lactation Have On The Protein Composition Of Milk

2nd Place, John Bourdeau - Production of Biodiesel Using Ultrasonication

3rd Place, Jacob Gallow - How Does the Structure of Bridges Affect Resistance in Flooding

Finalist, Nathaniel Lefebvre - Electromagnetic Radiation from Portable Electronics

Finalist, Gabriel Pena & Cole Bevins - Tick Tock Skating

Finalist, Olivia McGovern - Testing Pesticide Toxic Longevity on Gryllus Pennsylvanicus

Finalist, Lindsay Kilbury - The Rate of Corrosion on Steel Wool Caused by Different Acidic Substances

Finalist, Brett Johnson & Andrew Hubbard - Biomass

Finalist, Donald Slothower - The Effect of Hot/Cold Temperatures on Glowsticks

Finalist, James Hope - Oil Removal from Water

Finalist, Elizabeth Kennedy - Ocean, Pollution and… HAIR?!

Finalist, Kylee DiMaggio - Evaluating the Effect of Different Concentrations of Anticoagulants on Blood Clotting

Finalist, Jodi Hayes - Parallax Robotics Boe-Bot

Finalist, Jared Laroche - Purifying Water with Coffee Grounds

Finalist, Taylor Hall - Effect of Ibuprofen on the Growth of Pisum Sativum and Zea Mays

Eadoin Murphy - Middle School Science contestant        

Chelsey Jewett & Brooke Ziemba - Light Sensors Make Movement and Sound

Jillian Gold - Fingerprints; Genetic or Not

Brooke Bessette - Fingerprints; Genetic  or  Not

Hannah Bockus - Temperature Effects on Syrup Density

Tricia Wright - Salt Concentration Effect On Enzyme Activity


The success of the Science Fair is attributed to the hard work and dedication of students and educators pursuing their passions. Students met before and after school and worked hard at home and on the weekends.  The MVU High School and the MVU AfterHours after school program strive to promote excellence in reaching state standards and personalized learning for all students. This event would not have been possible without the collaboration and sponsorship of many school and community partners.  Mylan Technologies, Vermont Precision Tools, the Franklin County Industrial Development Corp., Superior Technical Ceramics Corp, the Franklin Telephone Company, Bourne Fuels, and the Franklin County Workforce Investment Board helped to sponsor the MVU Science Fair.  


For more information regarding the MVU AfterHours and Science Fair programs you may contact Tessa Massett, MVU AfterHours Coordinator at 868-0507, tmassett@fnwsu.org, or visit our website at www.mvuafterschool.org.   For more information on our Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union After School Programs and our schools, you may visit our websites at www.afterschoolprograms.fnwsu.org or www.fnwsu.org

 

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