(Princeton, NJ—March 21, 2015) High Tech science students attended the annual Young Science Achievers Science & Math Day, held in the Friend Center at Princeton University, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
In collaboration with the MIRTHE Engineering Research Center at Princeton, the Young Science Achievers attended a day of workshops and lab demonstrations. Students listened to workshops on how to prepare for college admissions, toured labs, and spent one hour attempting to invent and present their inventions. On this last note, students assembled into groups of four for the express purpose of inventing something in less than an hour. Also, the groups had to offer an illustration of the invention, its name, the problem that it would solve, and the production cost (as a rule, it had to cost less than $500) all in a minute. High Tech, in the end, placed three winning groups in the competition, receiving a $25 gift card for their troubles.
Please note the High Tech classes and corresponding winning projects for the Young Science Achievers (YSAP) 2014-2015 program year:
Dr. Arun Srivastava(“Energy Crash Course”; “Sterilizing Surgical Equipment Using the Polyphenol, Catechin”; “Let It Grow”; “Bioengineering for Tomorrow: 3D Scaffold Printing to Sustain Cell Culture”; “Comparing the Plaque Formation in an Escherichia coli Virus with T4 Bacteriophae and Syzgium Aromaticum”; “Clean water vs. Polluted/Dirty Water in Fish Habitat; Pollution and Plants”; “Effects of Various Concentrations of Sulfur Dioxide”; “Effects of Genetically Modified Corn on the Motor Skills and Behaviors of Mice; Bio-remediation”; “The Effects of Oil-Eating Bacteria Under Various Environmental Conditions”) and Dr. Nina Lavlinskaia (“Milk or Kale Leaver: Which has More Calcium?”; “How Does F Plasnid PsiB Effect Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics?”; “Effects of Microwave Radiation on Microorganisms”; “Does a Plant Benefit More from Nitrogen Fertilizer or Nitrogen Fixing Bacterial in a Limited Sunlight Environment?”; “The Effect of Various Concentrations of Plant Extracts around TiO2 on the Efficiency of Dye-Sensitive Cell Structure”; “Fighting Fungus with Vitamins”; “How Does Microwave Radiation Affect Different Organisms?”; “The Effect of Organic Wastes on the Output of Clean Energy in Microbial Fuel Cells”; “Effects of Acne Medications on P. Acnes”; “How Does the 5-Second Rule Affect Bacterial Contamination of Different Snacks?”; “The Effect of Mild Stress on Teenage Boys vs. Girls”; “Will Almond Milk Substitute Cow’s milk?”; “Effects of Allicin on Probiotic and Harmful Bacteria”; “The Efficiency of Water Purification Methods Usable by Third-World Countries”; “Cleaning Up Oil Spills”: “Which of Five Sorbents Is Most Effective?”; “Acid Rain and Liming Material’s Affect on Plant Survival”; “Dissolving Kidney Stones”; “Soil Safe for Residents?”; “The Effect of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment”; “Stimulus-triggered Fate Conversion of Somatic Cells into Pluripotency Due to Membrane Perforation by Streptolysin O”; “The Most Suitable Environment for Crude Oil Degradation”; “The Effect of CO2 and Temperature Change on Pollen Count”; and “Can Algae Help Produce an Egg with a Lower Level of Cholesterol?”)