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Florida State STEM Fair
Posted 04/05/2018 10:52AM

CDS Brings Home 3 Awards

Hillsborough County sent a team of 26 students to the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair on March 27-29 and four of them were from Carrollwood Day School. The team brought home 19 place awards and 16 special awards with CDS students winning two place awards and a special award.

Congratulations to:

  • Katherine M. (’21) received 4th place in Senior Chemistry for her project, “The Effect of Graphene Concentration on the Performance of a Dye Sensitized Solar Cell.”
  • Aksheta K. (’20) received 4th place in Senior Microbiology for her project, “Production of a Recombinant Vaccine Candidate, Duffy Binding Protein (DBP) Against Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax) Malaria.”
  • Shloke P. (’23), the only middle school student from CDS to attend the state competition, received the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Innovation Award, which includes a $300 cash award, for his project, “Psyllid Repelling Activity of Essential Oils and Calibration of Concentration of Essential Oils.”
  • Elizabeth M. (’21) was also a member of Team Hillsborough presenting her project, “Reverse Electrodialysis for Power Production from Saline Gradients.”

Dan McFarland, Supervisor of Secondary Science for Hillsborough County, commended all of the participants for presenting their research like true scientists. (Team Hillsborough is pictured below.)

Team Hillsborough

CDS middle school and upper school students who wish to complete an independent STEM investigation for entry into the 2019 Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair are invited to join the after school CDS STEM Society which is supervised by Mrs. Carrie Prieto (MS science teacher).  Mrs. Lana Vargo (3rd grade teacher) works with elementary students who also wish to complete independent STEM projects.

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