A complete of seven SHS college students have been amongst pupil researchers from throughout the nation to compete within the occasion. 4 seniors received first place.

Could 25, 2023 10:10 am EDT

Info through Stamford Public Faculties

STAMFORD, CT — Final weekend, 4 Stamford Excessive Faculty college students received first place on the U.S. World Studying and Observations to Profit the Surroundings (GLOBE) Scholar Analysis Symposium for his or her analysis primarily based on nanotechnology.


GLOBE is a worldwide science and schooling program that provides a curriculum written by NASA, Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Nationwide Science Basis for Okay-12 faculties.

GLOBE gives a platform for college students Okay-12 to share their analysis nearly and hosts occasions everywhere in the world.

A complete of seven SHS college students, beneath the course of SHS instructor Susan Dougherty, have been amongst pupil researchers from throughout the nation to compete within the occasion on the College of Texas at Tyler. The journey was made potential by grants from NASA, NOAA and the NSF.

The SHS workforce of seniors, Molly Forker, Paige Hochadel, Lucia Kempton, and Ryan Shoztic received
“Greatest Use of the Analysis Course of” for his or her venture entitled, “The Efficacy of Graphene in Stopping Gamma Radiation on Most cancers Cells.”

“The GLOBE Science Symposium is effectively revered by each the tutorial and science communities and SHS college students’ analysis was very effectively obtained. The scholars labored on their analysis after faculty, evenings and weekends, whereas managing sports activities, extracurriculars and full course masses,” Dougherty mentioned in a information launch. “They demonstrated wonderful Twenty first-century expertise together with collaboration, communication, creativity, and demanding pondering. They competed with among the high pupil researchers within the nation and it required their grit and perseverance to win. We’re all so pleased with them.”

Dougherty has been a GLOBE licensed instructor for 15 years, and hosts month-to-month digital “Water Cooler” skilled growth occasions for academics from throughout america. Dougherty will function the GLOBE keynote speaker at their annual assembly being held this July in Denver, Colo.

The workforce additionally received the Peer Evaluation Prize, an honor awarded to the workforce that obtained probably the most votes from their competitor peer reviewers. The workforce was introduced with a Crystal Award, medals and now has the chance to have their analysis printed on the NASA and GLOBE web sites.

The scholars’ analysis not too long ago received second place out of 240 groups on the UB RISE Scholar Analysis Symposium held final month on the College of Bridgeport.

As well as, the workforce has submitted their experiment for the Utility for Spaceflight. If chosen, their experiment shall be launched from a NASA facility in the summertime of 2023.

“That is simply one other instance of the kinds of alternatives our college students have entry to whereas attending SHS,” mentioned SHS Principal Matt Forker in a information launch. “Mrs. Dougherty’s ardour for area science is infectious to our college students, pushing them past their exemplary achievements.”

The SHS workforce of Shreyans Daga, Nitish Gannu, and Rihan Thajeer additionally participated within the weekend competitors in Texas.

All through the symposium festivities, college students networked with STEM professionals and educators, discovered to fly drones, fished for macroinvertebrates, and measured with a clinometer.

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