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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Alfred State: Regional Science and Technology Fair showcases dozens of student projects

A total of 85 science and technology projects completed by students from 14 local school districts were on display for judging and viewing April 8 at Alfred State’s 17th annual Regional Science and Technology Fair.
Participating were Alfred-Almond, Addison, Andover, Arkport, Canaseraga, Franklinville, Friendship, Genesee Valley, Hinsdale, Hornell, Portville, Prattsburgh, Wellsville, and home-schooled students.
Participants were divided into three divisions, senior (grades 10-12), junior (grades seven through nine), and novice (grades four through six). A total of 100 students presented their projects to the judges for a chance at the $1,590 in prize money.
Winners in the senior division included first-place winner ($250) Lydia Lukomski from Portville with “Portable MRI,” second-place winner ($150) Taylor North from Portville with “RoboDoc,” and third-place winner ($100) Courtney Rowley from Portville with “Deciphering Deception.”
Winners in the junior division included first-place winner ($250) Elizabeth Przybyla from Hinsdale with “Your Heart Rate & Exercise,” second-place winner ($150) and home-schooled student Silas Cochran with “Fire Generated Electricity,” and third-place winner ($100) Mackenzi Adams from Hinsdale with “The Effect of Blade Factors on Voltage Output.”
Winners in the novice division included first-place winner ($50) Gabrielle Chandler from Prattsburgh with “Turn That Music Down,” second-place winner ($25) Eric Butts from Andover with “Electromagnet Generator,” and third-place winner ($15) Grace Darrin from Genesee Valley with “Electric Paint.”
The grand prize ($500) went to Mariah Bloise from Portville with “Pricey to Priceless Gel Electrophoresis.”
The best junior division school winner was Hinsdale and the best senior division school winner was Portville. Both schools were awarded a silver tray.
Each participant received a certificate of participation, and individual ribbons were presented to first-, second-, and third-place prize winners in all divisions. The Science and Technology Fair was sponsored by Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services (ACES), Student Senate, the Physical and Life Sciences Department, Wards Scientific, and Fisher Scientific.
students who were awarded for their science and technology projects April 8, 2016
Pictured are the students who were awarded for their science and technology projects April 8 at Alfred State’s 17th annual Regional Science and Technology Fair. In the front row from left are Eric Butts (Andover), Elizabeth Przybyla (Hinsdale), Mackenzi Adams (Hinsdale), and Grace Darrin (Genesee Valley). In the back row are Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Dr. Robert Curry, Mariah Bloise (Portville), Lydia Lukomski (Portville), Taylor North (Portville), Courtney Rowley (Portville), Silas Cochran (home-schooled), and Mathew Waugh (Portville). Not pictured is Gabrielle Chandler (Prattsburgh).