2023 Point Webster STEM Fair

2023 Point Webster STEM Fair
Posted on 03/13/2023
A teacher and a student pose in front of a STEM project entitled "How does Temperature Affect Solubility?"

Congratulations to all of the Point Webster students who participated in our STEM Fair on Thursday, March 9! This fun, educational event promotes the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills–and promotes many students’ interest in STEM subjects and careers!

We extend special thanks to PWMS staff, QHS staff and student judges, the Superintendent's Leadership Team, parents, and, of course, the PWMS Grade 8 students and Grade 6 & 7 STEM Fair Club students for making the event possible. We are very proud of all our students and offer particular recognition to our student honorees:

James P. McGuire Excellence in STEM Award
Athena Kymissis: The Effect of Vitamin C on Bean Germination
Katrina Zheng: Twin Rivers Technologies and Heavy Metals in the Ocean
John Huynh & Collin Tran: Infinity Mirror

Honorable Mention Award
Lidya Arya: Cheap vs Expensive Ice Cream
Rachel Ou: How does temperature affect solubility?
Kaylee Tang & Emma Nguyen: Do different flours affect the height of cupcakes?
Lilianna Fonseca & Annika Kogler: Don't Rush When You Brush
Amanda Zhang & Brenda Zhang: Fingerprints in Twins
Pallavi Cherukuri & Ainsley Vigil: Can the same fruit yield different amounts of DNA?
Alex Yu: The Effects of Temperature on Glow Sticks Light Intensity
Emily Kuang & Jinying Mei: How do different types of sugar affect the growth of rock candy?
Loke Candelario & Laysha Heaureaux Arias: The Sun Clock
Johnny Lei & Ethan Coates: Cell Phone Microscope
Caley Chen & Saesha Nijhawan: Golden Hour
Susheela Mekala: Earth Shot

Outstanding Presentation Award
Aaliyah Williams: Which food make the best dye?
Cynthia Lewis: A Better Light Bulb
Sumayya Taqdees: Kline Fogelman vs Standard Airfoil
Aidan McWalter & Rafael Monroy-Ochoa: The Global Swarming Issue
Arwen Rochelle Merino Suarez: Tesla Coil
Kevin Villalon & Pranav Pragatheeswaran: How does a balloon powered car work?
Cibele De Oliveira Barbosa & Susi Francisco Ribeiro: Does Vaseline stop water loss in plants?
Halima Mohamed & Amarah Sarwar: Discover the Best Liquid for Plants
Symphony Wheeler-Deloney & Kristina Papa: Marble Run
Jaideep Madhalam & Moki Venkata: Current Catcher
Arhan Saqib & Kanish Gopinath: Robot Help

Image collage shows (clockwise, from top left): 4 students pose with their principal and a teacher while holding framed certificates; 19 students pose with certificates, 8 in the front row and 11 and the back row; 19 students pose with certificates, 8 kneeling in the front row and 11 standing in the back row.

Image collage shows (clockwise, from top left): A female student poses with her project "Do Different Flours Affect the Height Of Cupcakes?"; A male student explains his project, "The Current Catcher" to a judge; three QHS student judges attend the fair; a student describers her project to a judge; two male students pose with their project, entitled "Robot Help."

Image collage shows (clockwise, from top left): a female student discusses her project with a female judge; two female students pose with their project, "Space Garbage"; a judge discusses a project with two male students; two female students pose with their project, "Golden HOUR"; two male students pose with their project, "Rise of Muffins"