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Celebrating Innovation and Ingenuity: Highlights from the 6th Annual Delbarton Science Fair
Meghan Podimsky

The Research in Science Club at Delbarton School proudly hosted its 6th annual Science Fair on Friday, April 12th, showcasing the creativity and dedication of its Middle School students.

Delbarton students presenting at annual Science Fair

As the final school bell rang, the gymnasium transformed into a hub of scientific exploration, with over 70 captivating projects on display. Parents, faculty members, and fellow students eagerly immersed themselves in the world of science, marveling at the ingenuity and passion exhibited by the young scientists.

Delbarton students presenting at annual Science Fair

Among the standout projects were those recognized with prestigious awards, celebrating excellence in various scientific disciplines. Let's take a closer look at some of the remarkable projects and their talented creators:

Best in Biology Award:

William Hennig's project on the "Analysis of the bacteria level of a dog’s mouth compared to a human’s mouth" intrigued judges and attendees alike, shedding light on an interesting aspect of microbiology.

Best in Engineering - Bob the Builder Award:
Grady Hall's
exploration of "Flight Designs and Aerodynamics" soared to new heights, demonstrating a keen understanding of engineering principles and innovation.

Best in Chemistry Award:
Michael Simunovich's investigation into "What is the Best Solution for Chlorine Damaged Hair?" showcased practical applications of chemistry in everyday life.

Best in Environmental Studies:
Jonathan Arriola's
project on "Radish Growth Under Different Lights" highlighted the importance of sustainable agricultural practices and environmental stewardship.

Da Vinci Award:
Luke Weldon's
project, "How Much Spin Helps the Ball Go In?" epitomized the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci, blending creativity with scientific inquiry across multiple fields.

No Bell Prize:
Cameron Gabriel's
project, "Hydrogel Harvest: Exploring the Agricultural Potential of Biodegradable Water-Saving Polymers," offered a fresh perspective on agricultural sustainability, earning recognition for its originality and innovation.

Best in Physics Award:
Connor Harnett's
"Homemade Radiation Particle Detector" showcased a remarkable understanding of physics principles and experimental design.

Best in Psychology - The Mad Scientist Award:
Eric Feng's
project, "Whodunnit? Inattentional Blindness through the Lens of Different Generations," delved into the fascinating realm of human psychology, exploring perceptual phenomena with creativity and depth.

The "Thoreau" Award:
Maxwell Lin's project, "How Do We Respond to Each Other's Changes?" stood out for its humanitarian and social impact, embodying Henry David Thoreau's spirit of introspection and societal reflection.

The "Uber Presenter" Award:
Dilan Sharma's
project, "Screen Time Effect On Academic Performance," impressed judges with its engaging oral presentation and visually appealing graphical display.

The Will Li Award:
Jack Grbic's
project, "The Use of Artificial Intelligence Algorithms to Design Novel Architectural Structures," exemplified excellence in scientific research, pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology.

Each project at the Delbarton Science Fair represented not only the students' scientific prowess but also their curiosity, creativity, and commitment to the world of science. As we celebrate another successful year of scientific inquiry, we look forward to the continued growth and achievements of these budding scientists!

Delbarton students presenting at annual Science Fair