The top five finalists for the Iowa Regional JSHS are:
First place: Ahmi Dhuna, Burlington High School, “An In Vitro Comparison of the Antibacterial Effect of Azadirachta indica and Triclosan on Common Oral Bacteria”
Second place: Abby Walling, Iowa City West High School, “Significantly Increasing the Concentration of Cellulosic Ethanol using Cedecea davisae”
Third place: Jay Wessels, Beckman Catholic High School, Dyersville, “The Quality and Efficiency of Hydroponic Alfalfa Fodder Compared to Alfalfa Grown In Soil”
Fourth place: Wes Weirather, Central Lee High School, Donnellson, “Binary Error Correction III”
Fifth place: Camille Adajar, Central Lee High School, Donnellson, “A Comparative Study of the Antibacterial Properties of Nanosilver and its Effects on Daphnia magna”
All five finalists will received a $750 freshman scholarship should they choose to enroll as first-year students at the University of Iowa.
Ahmi will receive $2,000, Abby $1,500, and Jay $1,000 from the Academy of Applied Science to any university they choose to attend.
Thanks to everyone who made this year’s event possible, and great job to all of the students who participated!