Published on March 17, 2021
Winners of the 2020-2021 Warwick High School Science fair were announced on Monday, March 15th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic a virtual community night was held instead on March 10th, this was an opportunity for students to still present their projects while having some engagement with judges and community members. Students were very excited by the feedback they were receiving during the question and answer sessions.
During the official judging there were 38 virtual breakout rooms running simultaneously, as students presented. Under normal circumstances the students start working on their science fair projects in early November. Projects didn’t end up getting approved until January, making their timeline very crunched. Students responded and adjusted.
Presentations were done in a variety of areas, including animal and plant sciences, biomedical and health science, chemistry, material science and much more. After spending weeks conducting research, recording results and assembling the winners of each category were announced, below are the results:
Grand Champion: Connor Henry
Physics and Astronomy
"A Clear View Through the Clouds! Testing the Accuracy of a Peltier Effect Cloud Chamber Against A Geiger Meter"
Champion: Xavier Flaiz
Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
"Anaerobic Digestion: The Effect of Manure from Cows, Horses, and Chickens on the Activity of Methanogens"
Reserve Champion: Lauren Matt
"The Effects of Ferrofluids on Oil Water Separation"
Animal and Plant Sciences
Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Biomedical & Health Sciences
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Energy and Material Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Congratulations to all participants!
The next step for our science students is the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair (NMSEF) which is also being held virtually this year.