Congratulations to the following students who presented scientific research at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition on May 15th. These students investigated a scientific question, carried out controlled scientific research and presented their findings to a panel of professionals in the scientific fields. The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) is a statewide organization of middle and high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations.
Kailey Tickner was awarded a 2nd place for her research in the field of Biology on the efficacy of manual vs automatic blood pressure cuff readings in adult patients. Kailey was awarded a perseverance award for her 6 years of PJAS research.
Cassidy Zeiler was awarded a 2nd place for her research in the field of Behavioral Science on the effects of yoga practice on stress level in adults.
Audrey Agnello was awarded a 2nd place for her research in the field of Microbiology on the effects of dilution of cleaners on bacterial growth.
Madelyn McClure was awarded a 2nd place for her research in the field of Zoology on the effects of energy drinks on Daphnia magna heart rate.