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Strong Showing at Regional Science Fair
Julie Beckwith

On March 2, 2019, Altamont students had a strong showing at the Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (Junior Division), held on the campus of the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Below is a complete list of results by category. Congratulations to all our students!

Behavioral and Social Sciences

2nd Place
Sophia Graham (7th Grade)
Project Title – Are You Smarter Than A 7th Grader?

Honorable Mention
Liam Crenshaw (6th Grade)
Project Title – "Seeing is Believing?" The Impact of Sight on Taste

Biology

1st Place
Raju Sudarshan (6th Grade)
Project Title – The Effect of Temperature Variation on Metamorphosis of Caterpillars

2nd Place
Alexander Skowronski (6th Grade)
Project Title – Growth in the Desert

Chemistry

1st Place
Krishna Wilby (6th Grade)
Project Title – Water Fuel

Energy and Transportation

Honorable Mention
Specialty Award - US Metrics Association (Best use of Metrics)
David Borasino (6th Grade)
Project Title – Efficiency of Geothermal Power Plants

Engineering

3rd Place
Sohana Caplash (6th Grade)
Project Title – Robot Sensor Maze

Environmental and Earth Sciences

2nd Place
Frances Overton & Caleigh Moose (7th Grade)
Project Title – Different Roofing and its Effect on the Temperatures on Buildings

Specialty Award – NOAA's Taking Pulse of Planet Award
Kate Nichols & Merritt Fulmer (7th Grade)
Project Title – Pollution Along the Cahaba River

Honorable Mention
Will Lisenby (7th Grade)
Project Title – Tardigrades as a Bioindicator of Air Quality

Honorable Mention
Mason Coleman (7th Grade)
Project Title – Effect of Fertilizer on Oedogonium Foveolatum: The Downfall of an Ecosystem

Specialty Award – Association for Women Geoscientists (Best Female Project)
Talia Floyd and Izzy Sellers (6th Grade)
Project Title – Saving Lives with Organic Plastic

Medicine and Health Sciences

2nd Place
Lucine Carsen & Caitlin Cornelius (7th Grade)
Project Title – A Family Affair: Genetic Differences in Family Groups

Honorable Mention
George Benson (6th Grade)
Project Title – Dissolution Rate and Resulting Speed of Effectiveness of Various Pain Relief Medications and Dosage Forms

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