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Stamford HS College students Win 1st Place At GLOBE Science Analysis Symposium


May 26, 2023

A complete of seven SHS college students had been amongst pupil researchers from throughout the nation to compete within the occasion. 4 seniors received first place.

Might 25, 2023 10:10 am EDT

Data by way of Stamford Public Colleges

STAMFORD, CT — Final weekend, 4 Stamford Excessive College college students received first place on the U.S. International Studying and Observations to Profit the Setting (GLOBE) Pupil Analysis Symposium for his or her analysis based mostly on nanotechnology.


GLOBE is a worldwide science and training program that provides a curriculum written by NASA, Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Nationwide Science Basis for Okay-12 colleges.

GLOBE gives a platform for college kids Okay-12 to share their analysis just about and hosts occasions all around the world.

A complete of seven SHS college students, beneath the route of SHS trainer Susan Dougherty, had been amongst pupil researchers from throughout the nation to compete within the occasion on the College of Texas at Tyler. The journey was made potential by grants from NASA, NOAA and the NSF.

The SHS crew of seniors, Molly Forker, Paige Hochadel, Lucia Kempton, and Ryan Shoztic received
“Greatest Use of the Analysis Course of” for his or her venture entitled, “The Efficacy of Graphene in Stopping Gamma Radiation on Most cancers Cells.”

“The GLOBE Science Symposium is properly revered by each the tutorial and science communities and SHS college students’ analysis was very properly obtained. The scholars labored on their analysis after college, evenings and weekends, whereas managing sports activities, extracurriculars and full course masses,” Dougherty stated in a information launch. “They demonstrated glorious Twenty first-century abilities together with collaboration, communication, creativity, and significant considering. They competed with a few of the high pupil researchers within the nation and it required their grit and perseverance to win. We’re all so pleased with them.”

Dougherty has been a GLOBE licensed trainer for 15 years, and hosts month-to-month digital “Water Cooler” skilled growth occasions for lecturers from throughout america. Dougherty will function the GLOBE keynote speaker at their annual assembly being held this July in Denver, Colo.

The crew additionally received the Peer Evaluation Prize, an honor awarded to the crew that obtained essentially the most votes from their competitor peer reviewers. The crew was offered with a Crystal Award, medals and now has the chance to have their analysis revealed on the NASA and GLOBE web sites.

The scholars’ analysis just lately received second place out of 240 groups on the UB RISE Pupil Analysis Symposium held final month on the College of Bridgeport.

As well as, the crew has submitted their experiment for the Software for Spaceflight. If chosen, their experiment shall be launched from a NASA facility in the summertime of 2023.

“That is simply one other instance of the forms of alternatives our college students have entry to whereas attending SHS,” stated SHS Principal Matt Forker in a information launch. “Mrs. Dougherty’s ardour for area science is infectious to our college students, pushing them past their exemplary achievements.”

The SHS crew of Shreyans Daga, Nitish Gannu, and Rihan Thajeer additionally participated within the weekend competitors in Texas.

All through the symposium festivities, college students networked with STEM professionals and educators, realized to fly drones, fished for macroinvertebrates, and measured with a clinometer.

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