Students from NCA’s freshman and senior Biology and Environmental Science classes won five of the ten top awards at the NH Science & Engineering Expo in Concord on March 17th. Teacher Monique Niemaszyk led her classes through months of preparation for their research projects in Chemistry, Math, Physics and Behavioral Science. Students researched their topics through the year and shared their results with classmates and parents at NCA’s in-house Science Fair on Monday, March 14th to gain experience with their oral presentations.
Freshman and senior NCA teams competed with approximately 100 seniors from public and private high schools across the state. Governor Maggie Hassan addressed the group, calling them the ‘future of our country’. She noted that 2014-15 was the year of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in New Hampshire and that she was pleased to see the level of the projects at the competition. The NCA students’ hard work paid off, with a First Place in Math and four Seconds in Chemistry, Physics, Math, and Behavioral Science. The awarded presentations include:
Manipulating Sound Files – First Place in Math
Dmytro Golovko & Daniel Scott
The Geometry of Banking a Basket – Second Place in Math
Sarah Birch, Jonathan Good & SeongHo Choi
The Electrolyte Challenge – Second Place in Chemistry
Joel D’Onofrio, Autumn Dillow, & Carver Picard
Spectrophotometer – Second Place in Physics
Christopher Bourgeois, Emily Desaulniers & Joseph Fournier
How Do Fears Change with Age? – Second in Behavioral Science
Rebecca Croley, Sonya DiPietro & Ben Sontag
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