Science Fair explodes student knowledge


Reece Gunther

This post was submitted by Grant Stromquist (10, J&C).

Manual’s MST magnet held Science Fair on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the University of Louisville.

Anna Morgan (10, MST) was a winner of Manual’s science fair and next she will go to the state level science fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

The organization Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair (KY-SEF) runs Manual’s and Kentucky high school science fairs.

Projects are divided into different categories, such as animal sciences, biochemistry and microbiology, and three winners are chosen in each category.

“My project was called Engineering an Automated Chloramine Testing Device and I researched chloramine which is the chemical you smell when you walk into an indoor pool. I really enjoyed this research because it was based on my own personal experience as a swimmer and it was something I was really interested in,” Morgan said.

Lainey Render (10, MST) and Shreeya Arora (10, MST) also both got into the ISEF and are all being considered for best of fair.

The Intel ISEF is in Arizona this year and hosts about 1800 students from about 75 different countries to win a series of prizes.

“We starts working on our projects in August with topic selection. Then we have due dates over the year until the fair in early March,” Aiden Hamade (10, MST) said.

“We have to turn in different forms, research, introduction, conclusion, and different parts of the project,” Hamade said.

KY-SEF’s mission is “To expand educational opportunities for all middle and high school students, and to enhance the visibility and importance of science and engineering in Kentucky by providing annual statewide competitions that support, encourage, and recognize student excellence in science and engineering research.”

Now, participants from Manual are writing their final papers.