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

Might 25, 2023 ten:ten am EDT

Facts by way of Stamford Public Schools

STAMFORD, CT — Final weekend, 4 Stamford Higher College students won very first location at the U.S. International Understanding and Observations to Advantage the Atmosphere (GLOBE) Student Analysis Symposium for their study 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 delivers a platform for students K-12 to share their study practically and hosts events all more than the globe.

A total of seven SHS students, beneath the path of SHS teacher Susan Dougherty, have been amongst student researchers from across the nation to compete in the occasion at the University of Texas at Tyler. The trip was produced probable 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
“Ideal 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 effectively respected by each the academic and science communities and SHS students’ study was incredibly effectively received. The students worked on their study immediately after college, evenings and weekends, though managing sports, extracurriculars and complete course loads,” Dougherty mentioned in a news release. “They demonstrated great 21st-century capabilities which includes collaboration, communication, creativity, and essential considering. They competed with some of the top rated 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” expert 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 study published on the NASA and GLOBE internet websites.

The students’ study lately won second location 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 season of 2023.

“This is just an additional instance of the varieties of possibilities our students have access to though 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 experts and educators, discovered to fly drones, fished for macroinvertebrates, and measured with a clinometer.

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