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Annual City Science, Engineering and Technology Fair Winners

(01/26/2015) - The 34th Annual City Science, Engineering and Technology Fair was held at Heritage High School on January 10. Nearly 300 students competed in the event. First-place, second-place and third-place finishers are eligible to compete in the Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair, to be held March 14 at Old Dominion University.

Congratulations to all winners (listed below by category).

McIntosh Elementary School Team
Gildersleeve Science Fair Winners


Annual City Science, Engineering and Technology Fair Winners

Animal Sciences
Place Name School Project Title
Junior Division
First Julie McCullough Gildersleeve Middle What is the Effect of LED and Normal Lights on Planaria's Preference?
Second Marisol Thompson B. T. Washington Middle Worm Habitat Preference
Third Alexia Sallet Huntington Middle The Effect of Keeping Night Crawlers in Captivity
Senior Division
First Cantrell Rath & Jennifer Whittington Denbigh High School The Effect of Music Exposure on the Ability of Mice to Finish a Maze
Second Dylan Lowry Denbigh High School Will They Survive?
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Junior Division
First Vanita Jenkins Gildersleeve Middle The Effect of Genre on Reading Speed
Second Mireya Jones Gildersleeve Middle How Does Stroop Effect Interference Effect the Differences in Times Between Males and Females
Third Ruby Meyer Gildersleeve Middle What Kind of Learner Are You?
Senior Division
First Jakob Burgos Heritage High Exploring the Uncanny Valley
Second Alexis Artis Heritage High The Halo Effect
Third Khasiya Strong & Mikela Waugh Warwick High Math and Gender
Biochemistry
Junior Division
First Ben Long Gildersleeve Middle The Effect of Energy Drinks
Second Ruby Vincelette Dozier Middle Is Dove Really the Best Soap?
Third Ashiaya Houser Huntington Middle Does the Age of a Banana Affect the pH?
Senior Division
First Mbiye Kasonga & Sarah Scott Menchville High Expression of the Ulp1Reg3 Gene in Yeast Cells
Second Camden Carpenter Woodside High The Effect of Heat on Vitamin C
Third Katelyn McClure Woodside High The Influence of Jelly Viscosity and pH
Chemistry
Junior Division
First Veda Raghu Gildersleeve Middle The Effect of the Type of Solution on the Amount of Electrolytes
Second Vivian Crooks B. T. Washington Middle That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles: Cookie Crispness Depends on Sugar Chemistry
Third Daeja Clarke Gildersleeve Middle Melting Ice
Senior Division
First Ryan Brunt & Joe Barton Warwick High High Voltage Fruit
Second Isabella Rossi Menchville High Nanoparticles Using Green Tea and Their Application for Detecting Hg & Cu
Third Kenneth Wignall Denbigh High Release Times of Tablet and Liquid Gel Medications
Computer Science
First Sergey Levshin Gildersleeve Middle Temperatures of Stressed Computer Components
Second Mohummed Taha Gildersleeve Middle Google vs. Bing: Which is the Fastest?
Earth & Planetary Science
Junior Division
First Shannon Murray Hines Middle The Effect of Erosion on Rocks Over Time
Second Matthew Thomas Dozier Middle Stalactite Adventure
Third Adrian Bunn Dozier Middle Which Types of Rocks Are Damaged By Freezing?
Senior Division
First Jonathan Wissman Denbigh High The Effect of Water Color Intensity on Heat Absorption
Energy & Transportation
First Jacari Redwine & Seth McCusker Gildersleeve Middle The Effect of Weight on the Hull of a Boat
Second Shelby Burnette Dozier Middle Making a Hot Air Balloon
Third Damarius Marks Dozier Middle Paper Airplane Models
Third Trevor Wells Gildersleeve Middle Making Wind Energy More Effective
Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
Junior Division
First Caitlyn Davis Gildersleeve Middle It's Not Rocket Science!
Second Matthew Meier Gildersleeve Middle The Effect of Cup Material on Sound Reflection
Third Carlos Ferrer Crittenden Middle Will It Live?
Senior Division
First Tanner Loper Denbigh High Paper Resistors!
Second Chan Kim Menchville High Enhancing Normal Adhesion on ISS Surfaces
Third Abby Lunsford & Eleanor Lawrence Warwick High Hoverflight
Engineering: Material & Bioengineering
Junior Division
First Trevor Leggette Gildersleeve Middle Rocket Aerodynamics
Second Rachel Clemons Gildersleeve Middle How the Number of Washes Effect How Fire Resistant Baby's Pajamas Are
Third Georgia Danehy Hines Middle Sponge Project
Senior Division
First Chan Kim Menchville High Natural Air Conditioning of Chairs
Second Zahmel Wright Warwick High Liquid Travel
Third Jullian McCardell Denbigh High Create Your Own Electric Guitar Pickups
Environmental Sciences
Junior Division
First Daniel Vobrak Gildersleeve Middle What is the Effect of Different Types of Wall Insulation on Heat Transfer
First Katy Nunez & Cecile Brinkley Booker T. Washington Middle The Effect of Rooftop Gardens on Temperatures Inside Houses
Third Justyn Blancaflor Dozier Middle The Effect of Viscosity on the Process of Osmosis and Diffusion – A.K.A. “Slow as Molasses”
Senior Division
First Tyler Merrill Heritage High Flushed Away
First Natalie Lavery & Hallie Lavery Warwick High The Effect of Solar Energy on Room Temperature
Third Ariana Marquez Woodside High Plant Germination in Contaminated Soil
Mathematical Science
First Michael Dawson Gildersleeve Middle The Kick is Up and It's...?
Medicine & Health Sciences
Junior Division
First Kaylie Manglicmot Gildersleeve Middle The Effect of Low Magnetic Fields on Living Organisms
Second Isabelle Villereal Hines Middle Brain Experiment
Third Leah Riley Gildersleeve Middle What is the Effect of Athletic Activities on Lung Capacity?
Senior Division
First Chad Mitchel, Daniel Sweet & Parker Wintink Woodside Energy
Second Anthony Ferris Warwick High Electrolytes
Third Cameron Kahn Menchville The Effect of Age on Peripheral Vision
Microbiology
Junior Division
First Thomas Young Gildersleeve Middle What Soap Stops Bacterial Growth the Best?
Second James Norfleet Gildersleeve Middle The Effect of Antimicrobials on the Growth of E.Coli
Third Taylor Jury Gildersleeve Middle Are Cats and Dogs Mouths Really Cleaner Than Humans?
Senior Division
First Casey Kelly Menchville High What is the Effect of Sound Frequencies on Bacterial Growth?
Physics & Astronomy
Junior Division
Place Name School Project Title
First Bella Finkel Gildersleeve Middle The Effect of Polarization on Light Intensity
Second John Velkey Huntington Middle Testing the Accuracy of LASER Wavelength Measurement at Different Distances
Third Marshall Muson Booker T. Washington Middle Crookes Tube Cathode Ray Electron Accelerator
Senior Division
First Kaila Lemons Heritage High Galactic Evolution
Second Bryce Edwards Warwick High The Modification of Bohr's Method with Old Quantum Physics
Third Chandler Barrett Warwick High Shedding Some Light on Sugar
Plant Sciences
Junior Division
First Charlotte Baker Hines Middle The Effect of Fertilizer on Hydroponically Grown Plants
Second Sierra Corcoran Gildersleeve Middle Is Organic Gardening Better for Plants?
Third Kayleigh Caldwell Gildersleeve Middle Does the Cut Matter?
Senior Division
First Kensley Jeffries Menchville High What is the Effect of Water Temperature on the Life Span of Fresh Cut Flowers?
Second Sydney Hanks, Alyssa Belvin & Hailey Hammersla Woodside High Radiate That Seed

 

Special Awards
Place Name School Category Project Title
Liebhherr Technology
First Chan Kim Menchville High Engineering: Material & Bioengineering Natural Air Conditioning of Chairs
Senior Division
Jefferson Labs
First Bella Finkel Gildersleeve Middle Physics & Astronomy The Effect of Polarization on Light Intensity
Junior Division
First Kaila Lemons Heritage High Physics & Astronomy Galactic Evolution
Senior Division
Rebound Chiropractic
First Kaylie Manglicmot Warwick High Medicine & Health Shedding Some Light on Sugar
Junior Division
Third Leah Riley Gildersleeve Middle Medicine & Health What is the Effect of Athletic Activities on Lung Capacity?
Junior Division
Rotary Club of Newport News
First Mbiye Kasonga & Sarah Scott Menchville High Biochemistry Expression of the Ulp1Reg3 Gene in Yeast Cells
Second Matthew Thomas Dozier Middle Earth & Planetary Science Stalactite Adventure
First Caitlyn Davis Gildersleeve Middle Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical It's Not Rocket Science!
Junior Division
First Tanner Loper Denbigh High Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical Paper Resistors!
Senior Division
Newport News Shipbuilding
First Caitlyn Davis Gildersleeve Middle Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical It's Not Rocket Science!
Junior Division
First Trevor Leggette Gildersleeve Middle Engineering: Material & Bioengineering Rocket Aerodynamics
Junior Division
First Tanner Loper Denbigh High Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical Paper Resistors!
Senior Division
First Chan Kim Menchville High Engineering: Material & Bioengineering Natural Air Conditioning of Chairs
Senior Division
Second Matthew Meier Gildersleeve Middle Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical The Effect of Cup Material on Sound Reflection
Junior Division
Second Rachel Clemons Gildersleeve Middle Engineering: Material & Bioengineering How the Number of Washes Effect How Fire Resistant Baby's Pajamas Are
Junior Division
Second Chan Kim Menchville High Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical Enhancing Normal Adhesion on ISS Surfaces
Senior Division
Second Zahmel Wright Warwick High Engineering: Material & Bioengineering Liquid Travel
Senior Division
Third Carlos Ferrer Crittenden Middle Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical Will It Live?
Junior Division
Third Georgia Danehy Hines Middle Engineering: Material & Bioengineering Sponge Project
Junior Division
Third Abby Lunsford & Eleanor Lawrence Warwick High Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical Hoverflight
Senior Division
Third Jullian McCardell Denbigh High Engineering: Material & Bioengineering Create Your Own Electric Guitar Pickups
Senior Division

 

Design Competition
Place Name School
Junior Division
First Alora Redmond-Small, Lauren Bueter & Jordan Nicely Hines Middle, 6th Grade
Second Rebekah Seigneurie & Sergio Olivo Crittenden Middle, 7th Grade
Third Tony Harrington, Alyssa Cirrincione & John-Michael Cabral Gildersleeve Middle, 6th Grade
Senior Division
First Louis Rizzi, Chad Biever & Hunter Goodrich Menchville High
Second Sean Wells, Danielle Chontos & William Hutchins Warwick High
Third Heritage Team Heritage High