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Stamford HS Students Win 1st Spot At GLOBE Science Analysis Symposium


May 26, 2023

A total of seven SHS students had been amongst student researchers from across the nation to compete in the occasion. 4 seniors won very first spot.

May perhaps 25, 2023 ten:ten am EDT

Information and facts by means of Stamford Public Schools

STAMFORD, CT — Final weekend, 4 Stamford Higher College students won very first spot at the U.S. Worldwide Studying and Observations to Advantage the Atmosphere (GLOBE) Student Analysis Symposium for their investigation primarily based on nanotechnology.


GLOBE is a worldwide science and education system that gives a curriculum written by NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation for K-12 schools.

GLOBE offers a platform for students K-12 to share their investigation practically and hosts events all more than the globe.

A total of seven SHS students, beneath the path of SHS teacher Susan Dougherty, had been amongst student researchers from across the nation to compete in the occasion at the University of Texas at Tyler. The trip was produced feasible by means of grants from NASA, NOAA and the NSF.

The SHS group of seniors, Molly Forker, Paige Hochadel, Lucia Kempton, and Ryan Shoztic won
“Very best Use of the Analysis Method” for their project entitled, “The Efficacy of Graphene in Stopping Gamma Radiation on Cancer Cells.”

“The GLOBE Science Symposium is properly respected by each the academic and science communities and SHS students’ investigation was pretty properly received. The students worked on their investigation soon after college, evenings and weekends, when managing sports, extracurriculars and complete course loads,” Dougherty mentioned in a news release. “They demonstrated great 21st-century expertise which includes collaboration, communication, creativity, and important considering. They competed with some of the major student researchers in the nation and it necessary their grit and perseverance to win. We are all so proud of them.”

Dougherty has been a GLOBE certified teacher for 15 years, and hosts month-to-month virtual “Water Cooler” specialist improvement events for teachers from across the United States. Dougherty will serve as the GLOBE keynote speaker at their annual meeting becoming held this July in Denver, Colo.

The group also won the Peer Critique Prize, an honor awarded to the group that received the most votes from their competitor peer reviewers. The group was presented with a Crystal Award, medals and now has the chance to have their investigation published on the NASA and GLOBE web-sites.

The students’ investigation lately won second spot out of 240 teams at the UB RISE Student Analysis Symposium held final month at the University of Bridgeport.

In addition, the group has submitted their experiment for the Application for Spaceflight. If chosen, their experiment will be launched from a NASA facility in the summer time of 2023.

“This is just yet another instance of the varieties of possibilities our students have access to when attending SHS,” mentioned SHS Principal Matt Forker in a news release. “Mrs. Dougherty’s passion for space science is infectious to our students, pushing them beyond their exemplary achievements.”

The SHS group of Shreyans Daga, Nitish Gannu, and Rihan Thajeer also participated in the weekend competitors in Texas.

All through the symposium festivities, students networked with STEM pros and educators, discovered to fly drones, fished for macroinvertebrates, and measured with a clinometer.

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