Stone Research Students Dominate the South Brevard Regional Science and Engineering Fair!

The South Brevard Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held at the Melbourne Square Mall this past weekend. Students from Central, Hoover, Southwest, Stone, and various private schools competed in 13 junior division categories ranging from behavioral science to zoology.

Stone students won 8 of the 13 first place awards and 10 second place awards taking a total of 47 place awards.

Stone students had more 1st place winners then all the other junior division schools combined!

Stone students also won numerous specials awards, with some students taking home as much as $750.00

Colleen K. won Alternate Biological Best of Show for her microbiology project titled:
A Comparative Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Mushroom Extracts on Staphylococcus epidermidis

The following students won bids to participate in the State Science and Engineering Fair in Orlando March 23-26!
Hunter D. • The Development and Testing of Bioassays to Evaluate the Toxicity of Simulated Runoff
Jessie D. • The Effects of Lavender Oil on the Growth of Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum
David F. • The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Three Marine Invertebrate Phyla: Cnidaria, Arthropoda and Mollusca
Ian H. • A Study of the Factors Affecting the Voltage Output of a Wet Cell Battery
Colleen K. • A Comparative Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Mushroom Extracts on Staphylococcus epidermidis
Cleo K. • Geobot II: Improving Functionality of an Automated Geological Sample Identification System
Nick P. • Programming a Robot to use Vision-Based Systems for Autonomous Navigation: Year II
Ivanna R. • A Multigenerational Study of the Effects of Cell Phone Radiation on the Development of the Fruit Fly, Drosophila melanogaster
Shiloh S. • The Effects of Lavender Oil on the Growth of Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum

The following students won bids to participate in the Orlando Science Center Science Challenge at the Orlando Science Center on March 12th
Dalton H. • The Development and Testing of Bioassays to Evaluate the Toxicity of Simulated Runoff
Ian H. • A Study of the Factors Affecting the Voltage Output of a Wet Cell Battery
Cleo K. • Geobot II: Improving Functionality of an Automated Geological Sample Identification System
Nicholas P. • Programming a Robot to use Vision-Based Systems for Autonomous Navigation: Year II


Stone students won 47 place awards. The winners are listed below.
First Place Winners
Hunter D. • The Development and Testing of Bioassays to Evaluate the Toxicity of Simulated Runoff
Jessie D. • The Effects of Lavender Oil on the Growth of Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum
David F. • The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Three Marine Invertebrate Phyla: Cnidaria, Arthropoda and Mollusca
Ian H. • A Study of the Factors Affecting the Voltage Output of a Wet Cell Battery
Colleen K. • A Comparative Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Mushroom Extracts on Staphylococcus epidermidis
Cleo K. • Geobot II: Improving Functionality of an Automated Geological Sample Identification System
Nicholas P. • Programming a Robot to use Vision-Based Systems for Autonomous Navigation: Year II
Ivanna R. • A Multigenerational Study of the Effects of Cell Phone Radiation on the Development of the Fruit Fly, Drosophila melanogaster
Shiloh S. • The Effects of Lavender Oil on the Growth of Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum

Second Place Winners
Natalie B. • The Development and Testing of a Cinnamon-Based Topical Cream Effective Against Staphylococcus
Thomas G. • The Design, Construction and Testing of an Autonomous Robot Capable of Obstacle Avoidance
Christopher G. • The Effects of an Increased Number of Coils on the Electrical Efficiency of an Inductor
Anisa K. • An Investigation into Natural Methods of Controlling Biofilms
William M. • The Design, Construction and Testing of an Autonomous Robot Capable of Obstacle Avoidance
Ceili M. • Ocean Acidification: The Effects of Low pH Levels on the Growth of the Calcareous Algae, Halimeda incrassata
Kayla M. • The Effects of Simulated Acid Rain on the Rate of Photosynthesis and Oxygen Production of American Water Weed, Elodea canadensis
Molly O. • An Investigation into Natural Methods of Controlling Biofilms
Kaleb S. • The Effects of Temperature on the Light Produced by the Chemiluminescenent Reaction in a Light Stick
Joy S. • Developing and Testing a Mathematical Model that Predicts the Rate of Oil Bioremediation by Pseudomonas putida

Third Place Winners
Tyler B. • The Effect of Bisphenol A on the Mortality Rate of Paramecium caudatum
Michael C. • A Mathematical Study of the Effects of Surfactants on Surface Tension
Karlee D. • A Comparitive Study of the Effects of UV Radiation on the Mortality of Echinoderm Larvae and Artemia nauplii
Khanh H. • A Study of the Ability of Bog-Adapted Plants to Adjust to Changes in pH
Brittany L. • A Study of the Phototaxic Response of Brine Shrimp, Artemia salina
Andrew L. • The Effects of Nanoparticle Concentration on the Heat Transfer Rate of a Coolant
Killian M. • The Effects of UV Radiation on the Bioluminescence Produced by the Sea Firefly, Cypridina hilgendorfii
Alexandra R. • Developing an Alternative Energy System using Heat Derived from an Internal Combustion Engine to Generate Electricity Utilizing the Thermoelectric Effect of a Peltier Cell
Maxwell S. • Chemical Kinetics: A Study of Factors Affecting the Rate of Chemical Reactions
Renaldo S. • Limulus Ameobocyte Lysate (LAL) as a Method of Detecting Bacterial Contamination
Shaquile S. • Chemical Kinetics: A Study of Factors Affecting the Rate of Chemical Reactions

Fouth Place Winners
Sarah C. • The Effects of Common Cooking Substances on Contact Lenses
Nicole C. • The Effects of Mycelium Booms on a Simulated Oil Spill
Christina D. • The Design, Construction and Testing of a Wave Powered Syphon Generator
Carissa D. • Enhancing the Performance of a Water Bottle Rocket through Design Modifications
Jacob H. • The Design, Construction and Testing of a Dynamic Buoyant Pontoon System
Seth J. • A Study of Drug Resistance in Daphnia
Gage M. • Enhancing the Performance of a Water Bottle Rocket through Design Modifications
Sarah M. • The Effects of Photoperiodism on the Reproductive Rate of Daphnia pluex
Devon M. • Investigating Allelopathic Properties of Australian Pine Extract
Nicole O. • The Effect of Sonar on the Metabolic Rate of Purple Sea Urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
Bayan S. • Investigating Allelopathic Properties of Australian Pine Extract
Courtney S. • The Effects of Voltage on the Rate of Calcium Carbonate Accumulation in an Electrolytic System
Taylor S. • The Effects of UV Radiation on the Zooxanthellae in the Pink Tipped Sea Anemone, Condylactis gigantea
Skylar U. • Enhancing the Performance of a Water Bottle Rocket through Design Modifications
Jared V. • Investigating Allelopathic Properties of Australian Pine Extract
Nicolas W. • A Study of Duckweed, Lemna sp as a Method of Heavy Metal Bioremediation
Callie W. • A Study of Operant and Classical Conditioning in the Sea Hare, Pleurobranchaea californica

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