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Science Research Elective Concludes with Winning Presentations

During the Fall 2019 semester, 16 Girard College high school students took part in the International Science Research elective class. Over the course of five months with teacher Monet Thomas-Anderson ’07, the students researched international scientific discoveries relating to environmental science, astronomy, chemistry, biology, anatomy and physics.

Each student then conducted independent scientific research and wrote three research papers. On January 30, 2020, the students took part in the first ever International Science Research Fair. Students shared and defended their research with presentations to faculty, staff and peers.

“I’m so proud of how the students worked throughout the semester and especially as they prepared for their presentations,” said Ms. Anderson. “The variety of topics made for a great showcase of their research skills.”

After tallying feedback from the judges, the results were announced at Chapel on February 5. Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place – Tori M. ’21
“Right-Brained vs. Left-Brained”

2nd Place – Tiara A. ’21
“Gram-Postive and Gram-Negative Bacteria in the Adolescent Mouth”

3rd Place (Tie) – Siani T. ’21, Brock L. ’21
“The Porosity of Soil”
“How Metals React to Acids”

International Science Research Winners


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