Several Mobile County County Public Schools students earned awards at the Alabama Science and Engineering Fair, held earlier this month at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Murphy High School’s Vanessa Siggers won the Senior Division American Society of Microbiology Award and was among the winners of the Boeing Engineers Award for her project: “Investigating the Bactericidal and Anti-Biofilm Effects of Naringenin on Enterobacter cloacae.” She also won the Cellular & Molecular Biology/Microbiology category.
Her Murphy classmate Charity King won the Senior Division Dauphin Island Sea Lab Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium for her project, “Apple Snail Invation.” King’s project took second place in the Animal Sciences category.
Davidson High School’s Louisa Forbes won the Senior Division Award for Positive Community Impact and was among the winners for the Missile Defense Agency Award for her project, “The Investigation of Sustainable and Convenient Methods of Generating Biofuels.” She placed second in the Earth & Environmental Sciences category.
Davidson’s Raj Mehta won the Senior Division Biomedical & Health Sciences/Translational Medical Science category for “The Effect of Different Dilutions of Pomegranate Juice, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice and Coconut Milk on the Growth of HT29 and OVCAR8 Cancer Cell Lines.”
Clark-Shaw Magnet had several students earn awards in the Junior Division: Madison Burckhartt was among the winners of the Broadcom Masters Award for “Saving Lettuce,” Salihah Daffin won the Gentry-Tinker Most Creative Scientific Award for “Elastic Plastic,” and Samuel Nameniuk won a U.S. Air Force Award for “Spinning Toward Efficiency.”
Several other students from Murphy, Davidson, Baker and Mary G. Montgomery high schools and Clark-Shaw,, Phillips Prep, Dunbar Magnet and Causey middle schools placed or earned honorable mention. For a full list, visit www.uah.edu.