Five WS/FCS students win awards at state science fair
MARCH 30 - Five students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools won awards in the 2012 N.C. Science and Engineering Fair held at Meredith College in Raleigh on March 23 and March 24.
Noah Couch of Meadowlark Elementary School received an Elementary Exemplar Project award and the Special EPA Award in the Elementary Division. His project was called “The Trash You Throw Away Today Could Clean the Ocean Tomorrow.”
Daniel Gerblick of Sherwood Forest Elementary School received an Elementary Exemplar Project award for his project, which was called “When will you ‘Tip’ over?”
Sophia Pauca of Hanes Middle School was awarded first place in Junior Biological Science B and also received a Special Broadcom Masters award. Her project was called “Autism in Flies Year 2: Testing a Medication for Autism - Effects of MPEP on Repetitive Grooming Behaviors of 2 copy and stubby 1 copy Dfmr1 Mutants in Drosophila Melanogaster.”
Jonathan Rieco of Flat Rock Middle School was awarded first place in Junior Earth/Environmental Science. He also received a Special Broadcom Masters award, a Special EPA Award Junior and a Special U.S. Navy Naval Science Award Junior. His project was called “MUD POWER.”
Kendall Dawkins of Atkins High School participated in the fair through Project SEED He was awarded second place and received the Special Optics and Photonics Science Fair Award. His project was called “Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of Graphene Using Cupric Oxide as the Catalyst.”
Winners from 10 regional fairs are eligible to participate in the N.C. Science and Engineering Fair, which has been held annually since 1987.