STVM Science Team Heading to Columbus for State Science Day on May 11

May 10, 2019

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School had eleven students qualify for State Science Day this year. These students have scored top honors at both the STVM Local Science Fair as well as a District Science Fair held at various Universities in Ohio. They will be competing in Ohio's State Science Day at The Ohio State University tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 11. They will be presenting their projects along with 1100 other Ohio students, competing for over $500,000 in prizes and scholarships as well as the Harlod C Shaw School award, which requires 80% of a school's participants to receive the top score of Superior.

From The Ohio Academy of Science:

Now in its 71st year and with more than 60,000 alumni, State Science Day is the pinnacle of student originated, inquiry-based science education for Ohio’s students. The academic equivalent of a state athletic championship, this year’s event is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Drawing upon a base of over 25,000 students at 1,000+ local school science fairs, more than 1,100 students in grades 5–12 from over 300 schools will be evaluated on their scientific research and communication skills. They will compete for nearly 100 different scholarships and awards valued at nearly $500,000. Individuals will be recognized and several sponsors will also present awards to members of team research projects.

Congratulations and best of luck to the following STVM students (project title following their names):

Jimmy Warholy - Effects of Changes in Direction of Gravity on Plants
Lukas Werckman - Greywater’s Effect on Sunflowers

Lucy Chmura - Reducing Phosphate Runoff Through a Mixture of Common Ground Covers
Maeve Gaffney - The Effects of Potassium Nitrate on Microorganisms in Soil
Abigail May - Impact of Different Chemicals on Plant Types

Isabelle Davis - The Effect of UV Exposure on 3D Printed Objects
Kaitlin Kemp - The Hydrophobicity and Self-Cleaning Properties of Various Surfaces Using the Layer-By-Layer Method
Mason Stams - Atomic Radical Polymerization of Styrene

Tingzhang Li - The Study of Dynamics of Rigid Nanoparticle Rolling on a Soft Substrate
Brennan Moll - Heat Transfer of Graphene and H.I.P.S. in a Simple Frame