Every year, about 10,000 students from schools across Ohio participate in local science fairs and are judged on different criteria. The students who achieve the best ratings are invited to be in district science fairs. Judging this year, took place over several days back in May and early June.
This year 4 local students from southwest Ohio won at the state level:
- 7th-grader Maura Risk of Mother Teresa Catholic in Liberty Township, received first place for the project Best Materials That Reduce Heat.
- Eighth-grader Alexander Krol of Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, received third place for the project The Capture and Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide from a Closed System: How Much CO2 is Absorbed per Gram of Soda-Lime.
- Tenth-grader Anuj Raghavan of Mason High School in Mason received first place for the project World Without Waste: Separating Laminated Plastic from Paper.
- Eleventh-grader Justin Huang of Mason High School in Mason received first place for the project Preparation of Reusable PVA-Nano TiO2 Foam for Wastewater Treatment.
Each recipient will receive a $100 prize and a certificate signed by Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson.
Mason Middle School was one of 14 schools to receive the Harold C. Shaw Memorial Outstanding School Award recognizing the highest possible school and team achievement at State Science Day.