61st Annual Rome Science Fair Results

61st Annual Rome Science Fair Results
Posted on 03/12/2018
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Results from the Rome Science Fair 2018


The Rome Academy of Sciences conducted the 61st Annual Rome Science Fair. The Rome Science Fair is comprised of three separate events; the Jr. Science Fair (delayed till 2019 due to District restructuring); the Jr./Sr. Science Fair held at NY State School for the Deaf on Wednesday, Feb 28th, and the Sr. Science Fair was held on Saturday Mar 10th. The theme for this year’s science fair was “Life is Better Through Chemistry”


The Jr./Sr. Science Fair was held at the NYS School for the Deaf. Twenty-eight students participated in this Fair, with ten entries in the Junior Division and four in the Senior Division. As part of the DESTINY award, there were sixteen students in eight mousetrap car entries.


The Senior Science Fair was held at RFA. There was a total of 52 students in 38 entries for a possible 53 awards. The students were judged in fourteen categories, six grades, and three specialty awards. The “Best of Fair Awards – Senior Science Fair” were subdivided into: a) Team Awards, 15 teams were judged; and b) STEM Awards, the winners of the fourteen categories competed for top three “Best of Fair” awards.


The Rome Science Fair continues to be a total Rome community event. Even during these hard-economic times, the Rome Academy of Sciences is proud to say that 28 companies and organizations served as sponsors for this year’s Science Fair. Great job Rome NY! Special thanks to Byrne Dairy, Ferlo’s Bakery, RFA-AFJROTC, RFA Custodial Staff, and the Rome Board of Education for their continued support.


The Corporate Sponsors for this year’s Science Fair were a) Jr./Sr. Science Fair at NYSSD – Friends of Science, IE Solutions and MANIAC Consulting; and, b) Sr. Science Fair – MVCC, Wal-Mart, and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.


The following are the award winners and the associated category sponsors:


Jr./Sr. Science Fair at the NYS School for the Deaf:


Junior Division:

2nd place: ($25) Kathleen Kent, “Egg Substitute”

1st place: ($50) Connor Schroener, “Growing Bacteria”


Senior Division:

2nd place: ($50) Even Hawkins, “Circle of Magnets”

1st place: ($75) Isaiah Corron, “Dirty Money”


Mouse Trap Car:

Most Creative:

2nd Place: ($20) Alen Kendic and Thomas Cowin

1st Place: ($30) Hunter Ocmand


Mechanical Design:

2nd Place: ($20) Jonathan Allen and Michael Laughing

1st Place: ($30) Hunter Ocmand


Distance Traveled:

2nd Place: ($20) Alen Kendic and Thomas Cowin at 14.55 meters

1st Place: ($30) Rosie Wright and Abigail Anzalone at 17.55 meters


Senior Science Fair at Rome Free Academy:


Categories:

  1. Behavioral and Social Science (sponsor: Birnie Bus Services, Inc.):

2nd Place: ($50) Victoria Sestito and Alyssa Bartolotti, “Is Yawning Contagious”, RFA, 12th

1st Place: ($100) Madelynn Maiolo, “How Music Affects Grades”, RFA, 12th


  1. Biochemistry (sponsor: Bartell Machinery Systems):

1st Place: ($100) Ruqiyah Shaik, “The Green Solution to Diabetes: Creating a plant-based Insulin using Broccoli”, RFA, 11th


  1. Botany (sponsor: Price Chopper [Golub Foundation]):

Sorry, but no Entries This Year.

  1. Chemistry (sponsor: Booz Allan Hamilton):

2nd Place: ($50) Alexis Mondrick and Alexander Sticca, “Toothpaste”, RFA, 12th

1st Place: ($100) Nicole Jeselson, “Hidden Dangers of Drinking Water”, RFA, 12th


  1. Computer Science (sponsor: Association of Old Crows):

2nd Place: ($50) John George, “Aerial Histogram Analysis in Agriculture”, RFA, 11th

1st Place: ($100) Gavin Delaney, “Analog vs Digital Photography”, Strough, 7th


  1. Earth Sciences (sponsor: Deployed Resources LLC)

1st Place: ($100) Alexus Schulze, “Soil Permeability”, RFA, 12th

  1. Engineering (sponsor: Mohawk Chapter of the IEEE):

1st Place: ($100) Sydney Lewis and Isaac Carlson, “Engineering That Will Take Runners Further Faster”, RFA, 12th


  1. Environmental Sciences (sponsor: Rome Rotary):

2nd Place: ($50) Alexa Darcangelo, “Water Filter”, RFA, 12th

1st Place: ($100) Dennis van Hoesel, “Goo-be-gone: Cleaning Up Oil Spills”, Strough, 7th


  1. Mathematics (sponsor: Rome Sentinel):

Sorry, no participants this year.


  1. Medicine and Health (sponsor: Rome Memorial Hospital):

2nd Place: ($50) Zachary Filer, “The Effects of Pitch on Heart Rate”, RFA, 11th

1st Place: ($100) Katherine Migliori and Ethan Siderine, “Don’t Smoke”, RFA, 12th


  1. Microbiology (sponsor: Kicks for Kids Foundation):

1st Place: ($100) Mary Kennedy, “Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Viral Mutation: Why Herd Immunity is Essential”,

RFA, 12th


  1. Physics (sponsor: Alion Science and Technology):

2nd Place: ($50) William Tallarino and Gabe Trips, “Soccer Physics”, RFA, 12th

1st Place: ($100) Jacob Cosentino and Micah Humphreys “The Vacuum Chamber of Secrets”, Strough, 7th


  1. Space Sciences (sponsor: AmeriCU):

Sorry, no participants this year.


  1. Zoology (sponsor: Rome Academy of Sciences):

Sorry, no participants this year.


Grades:


7th: (sponsor: Assured Information Security):

2nd Place: ($50) Jacob Cosentino and Micah Humphreys “The Vacuum Chamber of Secrets”, Strough, Physics

1st Place: ($100) Dennis van Hoesel, “Goo-be-gone: Cleaning Up Oil Spills”, Strough, Environmental Sciences


8th: (sponsor: Rome Academy of Sciences):

Sorry, no entries in this category this year.


9th: (sponsor: Rome Fire Dept Benevolent Association):

2nd Place: ($50) Harun Shaik, “To Heat or Not to Heat: Studying the Changes Cooking Oil Goes Through as it is Heated”, RFA, Chemistry

1st Place: ($100) Sven van Hoesel, “The Cleaning Power of Sea Shells”, RFA, Chemistry


10th: (sponsor: Kicks for Kids Foundation):

1st Place: ($100) Sierra Streck, “Gene Therapy How It Works”, RFA, Medicine and Health

11th: (sponsor: Revere Copper Products)

2nd Place: ($50) John George, “Aerial Histogram Analysis in Agriculture”, RFA, Computer Science

1st Place: ($100) Ruqiyah Shaik, “The Green Solution to Diabetes: Creating a plant-based Insulin using Broccoli”, RFA, Biochemistry




12th: (sponsor: Friends of Science):

2nd Place: ($50) Caitlin Miller and Taylor Recco, “Personality Profile of the Social Media Junkie”, RFA, Behavioral & Social Science

1st Place: ($100) Nicole Jeselson, “Hidden Dangers of Drinking Water”, RFA, Chemistry


Specialty Awards:


  1. Walter J. Gyngell Physics Award (sponsor: Family of Walter J. Gyngell):

1st Place: ($100) Jacob Cosentino and Micah Humphreys “The Vacuum Chamber of Secrets”, Strough, 7th, Physics


  1. Teachers’ Award (sponsor: Rome Teachers Association):

1st Place: ($100) Katherine Migliori and Ethan Siderine, “Don’t Smoke”, RFA, 12th, Medicine and Health


  1. DESTINY Award (IESolutions & MANIAC Consulting): Mouse Trap Car

Sorry, no participants for this particular event.


“Best of Fair” Awards:


1. Team Awards (sponsor: Wal-Mart, Rome Store):

2nd Place: ($200) William Tallarino and Gabe Trips, “Soccer Physics”, RFA, 12th, Physics

1st Place: ($300) Victoria Sestito and Alyssa Bartolotti, “Is Yawning Contagious”, RFA, 12th, Behavioral & Social Science


2.  STEM Award (sponsor: MVCC and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management)

       3rd Place: ($200) Ruqiyah Shaik, “The Green Solution to Diabetes: Creating a plant-based insulin using broccoli”,

                    RFA, 11th, Biochemistry

2nd Place ($400): Madelynn Maiolo, “How Music Affects Grades”, RFA, 12th, Behavioral & Social Science

1st Place (Two Year Presidential Scholarship – $8,500): Nicole Jeselson, “Hidden Dangers of Drinking Water”,

                                         RFA, 12th, Chemistry



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