Hundreds compete at annual Science Fair

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(From left) Nick Carter Duhaylungsod, Division 1 overall winner; Dr. Phil Dauterman, president, Guam Science and Discovery Society; Jay Whitman, Division 2 overall winner; Roland San Nicolas, head librarian, UOG RFK Library; Vaishnavi Khandelwal, Division 3 overall winner; Carlos Taitano; Daniel Kang, Division 4 overall winner; Dr. Frank Camacho, associate professor, UOG College of Natural and Applied Sciences; Claudia Taitano, secretary, Guam Science and Discovery Society; and Dr. Austin J. Shelton III, director, UOG Sea Grant. (Photo from UOG )

Guam – The 41st Annual Island Wide Science Fair drew more than 400 participants from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands May 11 at the University of Guam Science Building.

Novel inventions and exciting experiments lined the classrooms and hallways as the participants representing public, private and DoDEA schools competed in the Science Fair.

This year’s overall high school division winner will attend NASA Space Camp with the assistance of major sponsors, including Marianas Energy Co., IP&E Shell Guam and the UOG Sea Grant and Guam EPSCoR programs.

Other division and category winners will receive trophies and additional prizes at the awards ceremony to be held 6 p.m. May 25, 2019 at the Guam Hilton Resort & Spa.

Overall Winners

  • High School (Division 4): Daniel Kang, Junior, John F. Kennedy High School

Title: “Novel Graphene Nanoplatelet and Ketjenblack Embedded Pigmentless Acrylic Emulsions for Next Generation Flexible Electronics”

  • Middle School (Division 3): Vaishnavi Khandelwal, 8th Grade, St. John’s School

Title: “Analyzing The Antimicrobial Properties of Murraya Koenigii Leaves”

  • Grades 3-5 (Division 2): Jay Whitman, 5th Grade, Andersen Elementary School

Title: “Our World of Bacteria”

  • Grades K-2 (Division 1): Nick Carter Duhaylungsod, 2nd Grade, Santa Barbara Catholic School

Title: “Salty and Bright”