Regional Science Fair 2017

Calvert Students Shine at Regional Science Fair
Posted on 04/12/2017
Gayathri Plakkot

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April 12, 2017

Calvert Students Shine at Regional Science Fair

Gayathri Plakkot, a junior from Huntingtown High School, was a Grand Prize Winner at the Prince George’s County Science Fair. In addition to being a Grand Prize Winner, Gayathri won first place in her category and earned a Best Presentation Award.

As a Grand Prize Winner, Gayathri advanced to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair that will be held in Los Angeles, California on May 14-19, 2017. At the Intel Fair, Gayathri will compete, along with approximately 1,750 students from around the world, to win scholarships and prize money in excess of $75,000.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “We are proud of our students whose success is evidence of both their hard work and outstanding teachers.”

The complete list of winners from Calvert County Public Schools includes:

Senior Division Category Awards

Student’s Name

School

Title of Project

Award Given

Project Category

Gayathri Plakkot

HHS

Division or Inhibition? The Effect of Antioxidants on Cell Division and Differentiation

First Place

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Amara Soffos

CHS

The Effect of a Break in a Workout Regimen on an Athlete's Heart Rate

Third Place

Biomedical & Health Sciences


Senior Division Special Awards

Student’s Name

School

Award Given

Organization

Project Category

Gayathri Plakkot

HHS

Best Presentation Award

Prince George’s County Public School

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Gayathri Plakkot

HHS

Certificate of Achievement

Regeneron

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Amara Soffos

CHS

First Place

US Public Health Service

Biomedical & Health Sciences

Amara Soffos

CHS

First Place

Washington Statistical Society (WSS)

Biomedical & Health Sciences

Amara Soffos

CHS

First Place

Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS)

Biomedical & Health Sciences

 

Junior Division Category Awards

Student’s Name

School

Title of Project

Award Given

Project Category

Isabelle Du Bois

SMS

Air-foiled by Bernoulli’s Principle

Third Place

Engineering Mechanics

Junior Division Special Awards

Student’s Name

School

Award Given

Organization

Project Category

Isabelle Du Bois

SMS

Certificate of Achievement

American Meteorological Society, DC Chapter

Engineering Mechanics

Isabelle Du Bois

SMS

Naval Science Award

Office of Naval Research (ONR) – United States Navy/United States Marine Corps

Engineering Mechanics


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