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Lynchburg-Clay students earn Superior ratings at State Science Day

Highland County Press |

These students were Sydney Hamilton with “The Effect of Stratification on Germination Rate of Milkweed” and Allison Kohus with “The Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Daphnia.”

In order to compete in the district and state competition; these students had to answer questions, submit photos of their display boards, prepare an eight-minute presentation and submit their research reports.

State Science Day winners announced – 4 from southwest Ohio

More than 1,200 students from grades 5-12 participated in State Science Day this year held by The Ohio Academy of Science.

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.

Full program available for viewing.

Fairfield science team wins $100K for school in national contest

Journal-News |

The Butler County teens invented a phone app that could someday save the lives of infants forgotten by parents in the backseat of dangerously hot vehicles.

NASA Live: Launch America

NASA |

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Celebrating Earth Day

via WVXU |

Imago Earth Center, an ecological educational organization and nature preserve in East Price Hill, is offering daily activities on its website with lessons about everything nature-related from insects and the clouds to wildflowers and challenge events.

CPS: UC Hosting Biology Meets Engineering Program for Juniors, Seniors

via Cincinnati Public Schools |

The University of Cincinnati Department of Biological Sciences in partnership with the National Science Foundation is hosting the UC Biology meets Engineering (UC BmE) Program. BmE is a program to grow interest in biology and engineering.

Program activities include:

  • Free three-week summer program (transportation and lunch provided)
  • College course for students
  • College and career readiness workshops for students
  • Competitive paid summer internship opportunities

Game-Based Learning in Middle School Math

via Edutopia |

Working with teachers, researchers created free online math games that encourage students to persist in grappling with difficult concepts. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Math Snacks is a set of games and animations for middle school students that has brought math educators and learning theory researchers together with multimedia developers in a fruitful collaboration.

Sycamore: Local second-graders talk to astronaut aboard the International Space Station

via WLWT |

Second-graders from Montgomery, Symmes and Blue Ash elementary schools all traveled to Maple Dale to participate. The event was livestreamed so that other grade levels could watch and hear.

“The sole purpose is to develop interest on the part of the youth in becoming astronauts and becoming familiar with science, technology and mathematics,” said Dale R. Williams director of Great Lakes Division American Radio Relay League.

The out of this world experience came together with the help of amateur radio operators.

Southwest: HOSA Sending 27 to State Competition

via Southwest LSD |

Harrison HOSA students competed at their Southwest Ohio Regionals on Saturday with great success! The school posted a record number of first place finishes! Twelve teams or individuals took first place in their competition.

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.