by Doug Wick and Kathy Soave
Congratulations to Adriana Golden and Audrey Dickinson whose science abstracts earned them each prizes at the Marin County Secondary
Department Chair Kathy Soave says, "Science fairs are not simply a competition, but a science celebration that recognize projects completed by our community's bright and curious young minds."
Audrey took Third Place in Life Sciences for her work:
The Effects of Active Physical and Chemical Sunscreen Filters (Zinc Oxide, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Benzophenone-4, and Homosalate) on E. coli (an Acne Bacterium Proxy) Growth Inhibition.
Adriana won the Grand Prize in Life Sciences for her work:
The Effects of Gastric Mucous with Chemically Raised pHs on Lumen Model Mass Retention After Acid Exposure.
Adriana has been invited to go on and present her project at the next stage, the Golden Gate STEM fair. This event will start on March 19th, and it is possible her project will go on to even higher levels of competition and be eligible for further recognition.
Congratulations to Adriana and Audrey.