LCS RISE Institute
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2019 Science Fair

2019 Science and Engineering Fair Awardees

Projects in RISE present students with real-world challenges and opportunities for growth. Awarded research projects undertaken for 2019 are featured below, starting with the Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair, and including the Florida Junior Academy of Science (FJAS), as well as the State Science and Engineering Fair. This year, freshman Lauren Nonnenmocher competed as a finalist in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, AZ.

Best-in-Fair Senior and Junior Division Awardees at the Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Best-in-Fair Senior and Junior Division Awardees at the Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair

State Science and Engineering Fair Awardees

State Science and Engineering Fair Awardees


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Lauren Nonnenmocher: Senior Division—

Animal Science—

1st Place, Best-in-Fair—International Science & Engineering Fair Finalist—State Science & Engineering Fair—4th Place

Reef Relief: Investigating the Allelopathic Effects of Soft Corals on the Health of Large and Small Polyp Stony Corals


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Hannah Aplin: Senior Division—

Behavioral Science—

1st Place

—Special Award recipient from the American Psychological Association

Fidget Toy Effects on Adolescent ADHD Measured Using the Fraser Spiral Concentration Test


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Kelsey Winters: Senior Division—

Plant Science—

1st Place—State Science & Engineering Fair Entry

Investigating Allicin’s Antifungal Properties on Palmer Amaranth


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Katherine Miller: Senior Division—

Engineering—

Honorable Mention

Harvesting Condensation: Creating a Source of Fresh Water for Plants—Year 3


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Allan Stewart: Junior Division—

Cellular/Molecular & Biochemistry—

1st Place, Best-in-Fair—Broadcom MASTERS Entry—FJAS—3rd Place—State Science & Engineering Fair—4th Place—Innovation special award by @freshfromFL

Doping Dodder With Auxin Agar: Growth Changes in a Parasitic Plant by Venous Connection to Host Tomato

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Connor McLoughlin: Junior Division—

Cellular/Molecular & Biochemistry—

1st Place, Best-in-Fair—Broadcom MASTERS Entry—FJAS—3rd Place—State Science & Engineering Fair—4th Place—Innovation special award by @freshfromFL

Doping Dodder With Auxin Agar: Growth Changes in a Parasitic Plant by Venous Connection to Host Tomato


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Wenjo Lai: Junior Division—

Chemistry—

1st Place—Broadcom MASTERS Entry—FJAS—4th Place—State Science & Engineering Fair—2nd Place

Basic Cocoa: Investigating the Effects of Strong Bases on the Extraction of Caffeine and Theobromine From Cocoa Powder


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Neil Dave: Junior Division—Environmental Engineering—1st Place—Broadcom MASTERS Entry—FJAS—1st Place—State Science & Engineering Fair—Honorable Mention

Solvents and Smoke, Feat. Invertebrate Indicators: Year II


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Lauren Jones: Junior Division—Microbiology—1st Place—Broadcom MASTERS Entry—State Science & Engineering Fair—Honorable Mention

Cu Later, Aerobic Bacteria?


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Kylah Blough: Junior Division—Animal Science—2nd Place—Winner @OceanOptics Spectroscopy Stars Contest—3rd Place—See her Feature Video

Wing Reflectance Variation in the Territorial White Peacock Butterfly


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Emilie Morin: Junior Division—Plant Science—2nd Place

Effects of Spectrally Filtered QLED Lights on Wisconsin Fast Plant Heights



Research competition presenters at the Florida Junior Academy of Science

Research competition presenters at the Florida Junior Academy of Science


During public viewing day at ISEF, Lauren took time out from coral health #scicomm outreach to pose with her mom for a picture. Read her  research abstract here .

During public viewing day at ISEF, Lauren took time out from coral health #scicomm outreach to pose with her mom for a picture. Read her research abstract here.

More than 1800 finalists joined LCS freshman, Lauren Nonnenmocher, at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ.

More than 1800 finalists joined LCS freshman, Lauren Nonnenmocher, at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ.

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