The 55th Annual National JSHS starts tomorrow! The top five students from the 2017 Iowa Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium are going to Nationals. Good luck to all!
1. Kathryn Bozer – West High School, Iowa City
2. Manasa Pagadala – Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
3. Mason Burlage – Beckman Catholic High School, Dubuque
4. Megan Ertl – Beckman Catholic High School, Dubuque
5. Maddie Zastrow – Prairie High School, Cedar Rapids
…by the research that high school students presented at the Iowa Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)!
The finalists (in order) were:
- Kaylie Wilson – Central Lee High School, Donnellson
- Manasa Pagadala – Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
- Megan Ertl – Beckman Hugh School, Dyersville
- Rachel Mehmert – Holy Trinity High School, Keosauqua
- Carl and Maracus Schneider – Beckman High School, Dyersville
Iowa Regional JSHS Finalists
Manasa Pagadala, 2nd place, Improving Switchgrass Biofuel Production: Phase II
Jacqueline Ehrlich – Beckman Catholic High School – Alternate, Bacterial Inhibition of Honey and Sorghum
Josh Pieper – Holy Trinity High School, Does Lactation Length Affect Sow Productivity
Kaylie Wilson, 1st place, Project: Tobacco Mosaic Virus vs Skim Milk Phase III
Mason Burlage – Beckman Catholic High School, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum as a Factor of Glycine max Phytopathology
Caitlin Kennedy – Beckman Catholic High School, Physical Factors Affecting Blood Glucose Levels
Caitlin Walljasper – Central Lee High School, Age and Body Condition’s Effect on Weaning Cattle
Carl and Marcus Schneider, 5th place, Implications of Thieves’ Oil as an Antibacterial Agent
Mackenzie Winslow – Van Buren Community High School, How Facial Cleansers Affect Escherichia coli and Sebum
Rachel Mehmert, 4th place, Rhizobia: The Future Natural Fertilizer of Glycine Max
Megan Ertl, 3rd place – Beckman Catholic High School, Manufacturing Operations Research Using Time Study Methodology
Last month, the finalists from the Iowa Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium went to the 53rd Annual National Symposium. Check out some highlights of their trip!
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) national competition is next week! Our five finalists from the regional competition will be traveling to Hunt Valley, Maryland (Washington, DC area) for nationals.
Those students are Vineel Mallavarapu of Cedar Falls High School, Nathan Schmidt of East High School in Waterloo, Arun Velamuri of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Kelsey Bryant of Central Lee High School in Donnellson, and Priya Khanolkar of Keokuk High School in Keokuk. Micaela Bryant of Central Lee is an alternate.
Similar to the regional symposium, students will present their projects and tour local labs. This is an exciting opportunity for them to compete at the national level. Congratulations to our nationals-bound JSHS students!
We have more pictures from JSHS! Great job to all of the Iowa Regional JSHS winners who went to nationals.
Abby Walling presents at JSHS Nationals.
Belin-Blank Center administrator Dr. Leslie Flynn and Executive Director of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Dr. Jeffrey Weld.
Karleigh Schilling presents at JSHS Nationals.
Iowa JSHS visits the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council booth.
(left to right) Breanna Kramer, Aparna Ajjarapu, Karleigh Schilling, and Abby Walling.
A few of our administrators are back in Washington, DC (almost exactly a month after the Wallace Symposium) to chaperone the national symposium for the Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS). Iowa Regional JSHS winners (left to right) Aparna Ajjarapu, Abby Walling, Karleigh Schilling, and Breanna Kramer got a chance to explore Arlington National Cemetery: