Cobb Students Win Awards at Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Cobb Students Win Awards at Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Six Cobb County School District (CCSD) students took home awards from the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) in Athens, Georgia where their research projects stood out as some of the best in the state. The students represented Lovinggood Middle SchoolMcClure Middle School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, and Wheeler High School. 

GSEF is Georgia’s premier forum for students to showcase their original research. During the fair, students compete for awards and interact with top-level professional scientists.

Returning GSEF champion Stephen Litt, a Lovinggood Middle School eighth grader, continued his success at the science fair this year. Just as he did in 2017, Stephen won the Georgia Microscopical Society Lucy B. McCrone Student Science Award. The Lovinggood scientist captured the judges’ attention with his project titled “Can EGCG Identify and Eliminate Cancerous Tumors in Planarians?” He also won the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair Student Choice –Best Overall Junior Project Award.

McClure Middle School sixth graders Alice Belden and Laetika Kokil captured the American Psychological Association Award for their project about “The Effect of Music and Gum on Memory Games.” As a result of their work, they also secured the NABT Biology & Life Science Project Award for the junior division.

Cobb high school students also impressed the judges at the state science and engineering fair.

Tenth grader Carrington Parks of Kennesaw Mountain High School took home the SJS Management “Busy Bee” Award for the senior division after presenting her project: “Can You Tweet Me Now? Using Household Materials to Block Wi-Fi.”

Fellow Kennesaw Mountain student Daniel Chu, 12th grade, won the Tellus’ Future Science Stars Award-alternate for his work on “Pattern Recognition of Electronic Noses in Detecting Funguses.” Wheeler High School ninth grader Manav Shah won the same award for studying “The Effect of Neem on Nosocomial Infection Causing Microorganisms.

Georgia Science and Engineering Fair Winners:

American Psychological Association Award
* Alice Belden, sixth grade, McClure Middle School—The Effect of Music and Gum on Memory Games
* Laetika Kokil, sixth grade, McClure Middle School—The Effect of Music and Gum on Memory Games

Georgia Microscopical Society Lucy B. McCrone Student Science Award
* Stephen Litt, eighth grade, Lovinggood Middle School— Can EGCG Identify and Eliminate Cancerous Tumors in Planarians?

NABT Biology & Life Science Project Award – Junior Division
* Alice Belden, sixth grade, McClure Middle School—The Effect of Music and Gum on Memory Games
* Laetika Kokil, sixth grade, McClure Middle School—The Effect of Music and Gum on Memory Games

The SJS Management “Busy Bee” Award – Senior Division
* Carrington Parks, 10th grade, Kennesaw Mountain High School— Can You Tweet Me Now? Using Household Materials to Block Wi-Fi

Tellus’ Future Science Stars Award – Alternate
* Daniel Chu, 12th grade, Kennesaw Mountain High School— Pattern Recognition of Electronic Noses in Detecting Funguses
* Manav Shah, ninth grade, Wheeler High School— The Effect of Neem on Nosocomial Infection Causing Microorganisms 

Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Student Choice – Best Overall Junior Project
* Stephen Litt, eighth grade, Lovinggood Middle School— Can EGCG Identify and Eliminate Cancerous Tumors in Planarians?