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Monday, March 14, 2016

FCPS Students Win Top Honors in Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

            Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students earned top honors at the 61st annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held March 11-13 at Robinson Secondary School.
            Winning individual grand prizes were:
  • Nicholas Lin of Westfield High School in Animal Sciences, Intralipid’s Effect on Bupivacaine-Induced Cardiac Activity in Daphnia.
  • Claire Dozier of McLean High School in Animal Sciences, The Effects of Neotame and Aspartame on Heart Rate of Daphnia magna.
  • Christina Oh of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) in Biochemistry, Investigating Interfacial Crosslinking to Combat Hard Foulants.
  • Jay Gupta of TJHSST in Cellular and Molecular Biology, The Role of Sirt1 During Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Proliferation.
  • Abdullah Agcayazi of Robinson Secondary School in Engineering Mechanics, Improving Stability for Plank Style Flying Wings Used for Surveillance.
  • Stephanie Mui of Oakton High School in Mathematics, Embedding a Flat Torus in Three Dimensional Euclidean Space.
  • Shannen Prindle of Oakton High School in Plant Sciences, The Effect of Induced Hypoxia Upon the Phototoxicity of Plants.
  • Chloe Baker of Lake Braddock Secondary School in Systems Software, User Authentication Based on Gait Analysis.
Winning team grand prizes were:
  • Alexander Lin and Jennifer Marchibroda of Robinson Secondary School in Environmental Engineering, Removal of Heavy Metals Using a Nanoparticle Enhanced BioSand Filter.
  • Nirmaan Shanker and Aneesh Susaria of TJHSST in Environmental Engineering, Detecting Heavy Metals Using Au Nanoparticles and Amino Acid Solutions.
Results from the 2016 Regional Science and Engineering Fair, including a complete list of winners, can be found online.
Note:  For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.