March 29, 2023 10:20 pm

ROME — The Rome Academy of Sciences carried out the 66th annual Rome Science Fair lately with a total of 43 students submitting a total of 20 entries in pursuit of a attainable 36 awards.

The students, who competed at Strough Middle College, the New York State College for the Deaf, and at Rome No cost Academy, had been judged in 14 categories, six grades, and for two specialty awards. The winners of the 14 categories competed for 3 Very best of Fair Awards.

The category winners are eligible to compete at the 44th Utica College Regional Science Fair on Saturday, April 1.

The Rome Science Fair continues to be a total Rome neighborhood occasion, organizers stated, adding 17 nearby businesses had been portion of this year’s occasion.

NYSSD

The 1st portion of the Rome Science Fair was held at NYSSD on Wednesday, Feb. 15. There had been six entries with ten competing in the Egg Mobile for a total of 16 students.

Junior Division (sponsor Frank Schiro) — First location ($75): Luke Singleton, grade eight, “How Lightning is Created” and second location ($50): Natasha Clifton, grade eight, “Melting Ice Sculptures/Polar Ice Caps.”

Senior Division (sponsor IESolutions) — Initial location (1-yr MVCC Scholarship): Jayden Dibble, grade ten, “Deforestation” second location ($one hundred): Lily Spencer, grade 11, “Pollution and Climate.”

“Egg Mobile” (sponsor DESTINY: IESolution) — Initial location (3-way tie winners received $40 each and every): Dominick Bistrol, grade ten Jayden Dibble, grade ten and Anvita Corron, grade 11 Natasha Clifton, grade eight.

RFA/Strough

Behavioral and Social Science (sponsor: Rome Academy of Sciences): Initial location ($80): Tiana Gonzalez, grade 11, “Love on the Brain.”

Botany (sponsor: Rome Academy of Sciences): Initial location ($80): Miranda Catanzaro, grade 12, “Aloe Cloning: Will It Rule the Planet?”

Chemistry (sponsor: Rome Firefighters Benevolent Association): Initial location ($80): Karl van Hoesel, grade ten, “Oil-Be-Gone: Eco-Friendly Oil Disposal Alternatives” second location, Carly Wutsch, grade eight, “Gum Wars.”

Earth Sciences (sponsor: Buddies of Science): Initial location ($80): Aleksander Vecic, grade eight, “Slippery Slopes.”

Engineering (sponsor: Rome Academy of Sciences): Initial location ($80): Dennis Van Hoesel, grade 12, “Myco-tecture: Assessing the Strength of Sustainable Mushroom Bricks” second location ($40): Chapoteau Celens-Carter, grade eight, “Electrolytes in Sports Drinks.”

Environmental Sciences (sponsor: Rome Academy of Sciences): Initial location ($80): Levi DeMatteis, residence-schooled grade 7, “Space a Watt, Save a Lot” second location ($40): Rachel O’Rourke, “Nature’s Filtration … The Safer Way to Clean Water.”

Medicine and Overall health (sponsor: Rome Overall health): Initial location ($80): Abdullah Shaik, grade ten, “When Reside Offers You Berries” second location ($40): Tatum Butler, “Proof is in the Prints.”

Physics (sponsor: ANDRO Computational Options): Initial location ($80): Madelyn Parry, grade eight, “Fire vs., Ice” second location ($40): Sydney Mendiola, grade eight, “Hockey, Flex, and Speed.”

Grade awards:

Seventh-grade: (sponsor: Primerica): Initial location ($80): Charlie Johnson, “Tasty Colors” second location ($40): Levi DeMatteis, “Space a Watt, Save a Lot.”

Eighth-grade: (sponsor: Kicks for Youngsters Foundation): Initial location ($80): Rachel O’Rourke, “Nature’s Filtration … The Safer Way to Clean Water” second location ($40): Madelyn Parry, “Fire vs., Ice.”

Ninth-grade (sponsor: Revere Copper Solutions): No entries.

10th grade (sponsor: MANIAC Consulting): Initial location ($80): Abdullah Shaik, “When Reside Offers You Berries” second location ($40): Karl van Hoesel, “Oil-Be-Gone: Eco-Friendly Oil Disposal Options.”

11th grade: (sponsor: the Every day Sentinel): Initial location ($80): Anderegg Dylan and Rinaldo DiCastro, “Alternative Power Sources” second location ($40): Aly D’Aiuto and Mary Denton, “Sunscreen: Beneficial or Damaging.”

12th grade: (sponsor: Hannaford’s): Initial location ($80): Dennis Van Hoesel, “Myco-tecture: Assessing the Strength of Sustainable Mushroom Bricks” second location ($40): Alyssa Nardslico and Drew Kopek, “Has the Loss of Honeybees Resulted in a Decline in the Production of Apples in Lafayette, New York?”

Specialty Awards:

Education Award (sponsor: Rome Teachers Association): Initial location ($one hundred): Alysa Gill, grade ten, and Antannette Lambiase-Megerell, grade ten, “Deep Water Horizon.”

Joseph Uvanni Chemistry Award (sponsor: Joseph Uvanni): Initial location ($50): Karl van Hoesel, grade ten, “Oil-Be-Gone: Eco-Friendly Oil Disposal Options.”

“Best of Fair” Awards:

Grand Prize Awards (sponsor: MVCC and Rome Academy of Sciences):

Initial location ($1,000) (Sponsor: Rome Academy of Sciences): Dennis Van Hoesel, grade 12, “Myco-tecture: Assessing the Strength of Sustainable Mushroom Bricks”

Second location ($500) (Sponsor: Wal-Mart): Karl van Hoesel, grade ten, “Oil-Be-Gone: Eco-Friendly Oil disposal Alternatives” and

Third location ($250) (Sponsor: Cost Chopper: Golub Foundation): Abdullah Shaik, grade ten, “When Reside Offers You Berries.”

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