Science Research Students Excel at Regional Science Fair

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This past weekend the Brevard South Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held at the Melbourne Square Mall. This is a very competitive event, with over 300 students participating.

Stone students had an
outstanding showing taking more state fair bids (6), more place awards (39) and more firsts (6) and seconds (9) than any other middle school. Stone students also won numerous special awards and prizes.

The following students won bids to the State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland- April 15th through 18th:
Abby B.
Taylor C.
Devin H.
Emily K.
Daniel R.
Colin S.



Below are the place awards taken by Stone students:

1st Place
Devin H. Chemistry • The Effects of a Copper (II) Sulfate Catalyst on the Hydrogen Production of an Acid-Metal Reaction
Taylor C. Computer Science • Flock Bots: Programming Robots to Communicate to Enhance Mission Success
Colin S. Earth and Planetary Science • The Effect of Roof Pitch on Solar Water Heater Efficiency
Daniel R. Medicine and Health • Screening Various Plant Extracts for Antiamoebic Properties
Abigail B. & Emily K. Team Projects • Methods of Reintroducing Zooxanthellae to Bleached Anemones, Condylactis gigantea

2nd Place
Alex B. Biochemistry • The Effects of pH on the Bioluminessence Produced by the Bacteria Vibrio fischeri
Bronson G. Computer Science • A Comparison of Encryption Algorithms
Christopher H. Earth and Planetary Science • The Effects of Various Structural Designs on a Building During Simulated Earthquakes
Kalil M. Environmental Science • The Effects of Various Plant Extracts on the Growth and Mortality of Mosquito Larvae, Culex sp
Chris T. Mathematics • The Effects of Surfactants on Surface Tension
Luke B. Medicine and Health • The Effect of BPA on the Mortality of Protozoa, Paramecium caudatum
Alexander N. Microbiology • Effects of BPA on Escherichia coli
Conway B. Physics and Astronomy • Methods of Improving Photovoltaic Efficiency
Geovanthony C. Physics and Astronomy • The Design, Construction and Testing of a Faraday Generator Powered by Wave Motion

3rd Place
Cynthia T. Animal Science/Zoology • The Study of the Phototaxis Response of Artemia salina to Visible and UV Light
Branden G. Computer Science • Audiobot: Programming a Robot to Respond to Tonal Cues
Austin S. Earth and Planetary Science • The Effects of Pitch Angle on Roof Resistance to High Winds
Kyle F. Engineering • The Design, Construction and Testing of an Autonomous Vehicle Designed for Search and Rescue
Judith R. Engineering • The Design, Construction and Testing of ROV Capable of Exploring Storm Drains
Kirra M. Environmental Science • The Effects of Cassiopeia Mucus as a Sunscreen on Yeast Exposed to Ultraviolet Radiation
Jessica D. Mathematics • A Mathematical Model of Predator-Prey Interactions
Kady B. Medicine and Health • The Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup on the Blood Sugar Levels of Red Swamp Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii
Casandra R. Microbiology • A Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Spices on Escherichia coli
Christian B. Plant Science/Botany The Effects of Simulated Acid Rain on the Chlorophyll and Oxygen Produced by American Elodea, Elodea canadensis
Jerry C. Plant Science/Botany • The Effects of Allelopathic Plant Extracts as Herbicides
Rebecca C. Plant Science/Botany • Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Artificial Marsh as a Method of Removing Runoff Contamination

4th Place
John S. Animal Science/Zoology • A Study of Nematodes as a Method of Insect Control
Martin S. Animal Science/Zoology • The Effects of pH on the Growth and Mortality of the Apple Snail
Joshua F. Behavioral and Social • A Study of Pill Bug Behavior
Miranda B. Biochemistry • The Effect of Temperature and Solute Concentration on the Rate of Osmosis
Justin L. Chemistry • The Effects of Cooling Rate on Polymer Strength
Sean K. Earth and Planetary Science • A Comparison of Mobility Types on the Effectiveness of a Terrestrial Rover
Luis O. Earth and Planetary Science • The Effect of Nulling Magnets on a Torsion Balance that Measures the Earth’s Magnetic Disturbance
Cameron L. Engineering • The Design, Construction and Testing of Kite Turbines
Ryan R. Environmental Science • The Development and Testing of Bioassays to Evaluate the Toxicity of Floodwater
Austin R. Environmental Science • The Effects of Simulated Runoff on the Mortality Rate of Grass Shrimp
Marc B. Mathematics • Emperically Determining the Equation that Describes Roller Coaster Loops
Erik J. Microbiology • The Effects of a Capsaicin Extract on the Growth of Staphylococcus epidermis
Taylor S. Physics and Astronomy • Designing and Analyzing a Hydrodynamic Blade to Enhance the Performance of Underwater Turbines
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