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19 Heathwood Students Honored with Awards at SC Junior Academy of Sciences Conference

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nineteen Heathwood students earned awards for their original scientific research at this year’s South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences conference, held at Coastal Carolina University on March 25. The honorees included:

10th grader Hailey Nicks: 1st place Oral Presentation, 2nd place Paper in Botany
THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CAFFINE ON THE GROWTH OF WISCONSIN FAST PLANTS

10th grader Ben Mathews: 1st place Oral Presentation in Microbiology
THE EFFECT OF ANTIBIOTICS ON THE PROTEIN CHANGES IN E. COLI.

10th grader John Heaton: 1st place Oral Presentation in Physics
THE EFFECTS OF ADDING DIVOTS TO THE HULL OF A BOAT ON ITS DRAG

9th grader Faith Robertson: 2nd place Oral Presentation, 3rd place Paper in Psychology
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GRADE LEVEL AND THE STROOP EFFECT

11th grader Bangjie Xue:  2nd place Oral Presentation in Physics
THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT KINDS AND AMOUNT OF GRANULAR MATERIAL ON THE STABILITY OF A BALL ROLLING DOWN AN INCLINED RAMP.

11th grader Kate Nassab: 3rd place Oral Presentation in Consumer Sciences
THE EFFECT OF CALORIC LABELING ON CONSUMERS CALORIE INTAKE

9th graders Olivia Antonetti, Olivia Merritt, and Kit Mullins: 3rd place Oral Presentation in Microbiology
WHAT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN SCHOOL DIVISION AND THE AMOUNT OF BACTERIA IN EVERYDAY PLACES

9th grader Madeline Ashcraft:  5th place Oral Presentation in Environmental Sciences
THE EFFECT OF THE LOVES TRUCK STOP ON THE TEMPERATURE, PH, MERCURY, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, AND TURBIDITY ON THE NEARBY WETLANDS

11th grader Amelia Robinson-Brown: 1st place Paper in Botany
THE EFFECT OF CONCENTRATION OF CO2 ON THE AVERAGE RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN SPINACH LEAF DISKS

11th graders Athreya Murali and Sonali Patel: 1st place Paper in Cell & Molecular Biology
THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT HEAVY METAL ACETATE SOLUTIONS ON THE INHIBITION OF CATALASE ENZYME

10th grader Allison Hall:  3rd place Paper in Consumer Sciences
THE EFFECT OF THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE BATTERY IS CHARGED ON HOW LONG THE CHARGE LASTS

9th graders Evan Barker, Luke Gabel, and DuBose Tuller: 3rd place Paper in Engineering
THE EFFECT OF THE BICYCLE SAFETY DEVICE ON HOW FAR AWAY A CYCLIST CAN DETECT A CAR BEHIND THEM.

10th grader Trevor Squirewell: 3rd place Paper in Physiology & Health
THE CORRELATION BETWEEN COMMON LIQUID CONDUCTIVITY, BLOOD CONDUCTVITY, AND CRAMPS

10th grader Kathleen Powers: 4th place Paper in Environmental Sciences
THE EFFECT OF GREYWATER ON THE GROWTH OF LEPIDIUM SATIVUM AND SOIL QUALITY

All told, 36 Heathwood students traveled to Coastal Carolina to present 25 separate projects in 13 categories ranging from Biochemistry to Zoology. They are among the 48 students in the Upper School’s Honors Science Research program, which provides students the opportunity to pursue original scientific research projects individually or in small groups.

Over 280 students from eight schools from around the state, as well as home-schooled students, competed in the judged competitions. Of the 80 awards given for written papers and presentations in the non-mentored categories, the 36 Heathwood students in attendance earned 16 awards.