Young scientists present their research findings at the University of Rochester

Young scientists present their research findings at the University of Rochester Photo: Raven Osborn, UR.

March 10, 2019 05:15 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Members of the Rochester Young Scientist Club presented and discussed their independent research projects at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry on Saturday morning. 

The Young Scientist club members are fifth and sixth grade students from the Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3 and the Francis Parker School No. 23.

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Medical and graduate students from the University of Rochester volunteered their time to mentor and coach these students on applying the scientific method, conducting experiments, and recording observations. 

A total of 43 students presented 28 distinct topics at the club's 2019 Poster Session, with nine receiving top honors. Students worked either individually or as a group on their research.

First  place went to Charlotte Alberti, Ava Birrittella, and Neekay Smith for their study of Mentos exlplosion.

Second place went Miles Albert, Reilly Haley, and Casey Hawk for magnetic slime.

Third place went to Zamaria Harmon, Jade Ingram, and Trinity Morrison on the effect of magnetic fields on paper clips. 

The Rochester Young Scientist Club is a part of the New York State Science and Technology Entry Program that connects and exposes students to the sciences. 


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