Shorewood Students Present at Badger State Science and Engineering Fair

On Saturday, March 16th, ten Shorewood Intermediate School and Shorewood High School students presented their scientific research at the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair (BSSEF) hosted at MSOE.

The BSSEF was founded in 2002 to provide an opportunity for Wisconsin high school students to showcase their original research projects, and to provide those students access to the International Science & Engineering Fair. Every year, BSSEF coordinates an exposition of student research projects in poster session format which includes one-on-one interviews with professional scientists in 8 different discipline categories. In 2018, BSSEF expanded to include a Junior High Fair with a similar poster session experience for students in the sixth to eighth grade age level. BSSEF currently is hosted by four different regional universities on a rotating basis: Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), Marquette, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and Marian University.

The following Shorewood student projects were presented at this year’s fair.

Shorewood High School

Riju Dey (9th grade): Role of Dietary and Supplementary Mineral Intake in the Incidence and Progression of Cancer

Graham Stearns (9th grade): Lighter and Stronger: Truss Angle and its effect on Truss Stability

Shorewood Intermediate School

Adelais Burkholder (7th grade): Emerald Ash Borer at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Conor Gallagher & Aden Wasserman (7th grade): Heat Dissipation Using Thermal Imaging

Gisele Knox & Eloise Bejma (7th grade): A comparison of smoke detection times between household photoelectric and ionizing radiation smoke detectors.

Joanna Townsend & Sonia Bendre (7th grade): Efficacy of Bacteriophages in Destroying E-coli Bacteria

Vuk Jovanovic (7th grade): Can the change of buoyancy in a salt solution of known concentration indicate egg freshness?

SIS students, Gisele Knox and Eloise Bejma, earned second place in the Junior High Fair, and students Conor Gallagher and Aden Wasserman took a first place finish in the Junior High Fair. Conor and Aden also won the Broadcom Masters award and were invited to submit their project to the national fair.
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