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St. Markers Shine at Mass State Science Fair
St. Markers Shine at Mass State Science Fair

Five St. Mark's students earned honors at the 2018 Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair over the weekend of May 4 and 5 on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Two of them—VI Formers Sophie Haugen and Sada Nichols-Worley, advanced to the International Science Fair for their outstanding achievement.

A 3rd Level Award of $125 and the Pearson Book Award went to Mo Liu '18. A boarding student from Beijing, China, Mo's project was entitled "Crops on Mars: Germination of Vigna radiata and Zea mays at Low Pressure."

A 2nd Level Award and the Cabot Corporation Science & Technology Award of $125 went to Will Allen '18. A boarder from Southborough, MA, Will presented on "Dietary Effects on Immunosuppressant Cytokines in Drosophila melanogaster."

A prestigious 1st Level Award along with the Lincoln Lab @ MIT Award (a $500 prize) was presented to V Former Jiwon Choi, a boarding student from Seoul, South Korea, for her project titled "Bio-ink: Investigating the Mechanical Potential of Protein for 3D Bioprinting."

A special 1st Level Award of $500 from the Mass Medical Society along with a UMass Medical Center award of $500 went to Sada Nichols-Worley and Sophie Haugen, both VI Form day students from Southborough, for their project entitled "Melatonin's Effect on Learning and Memory in a Tauopathy Model of Alzheimer's Disease in Drosophila melanogaster." These two St. Markers are advancing on to the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA, in mid-May.

Science Department Chair Lindsey Lohwater announced these outstanding achievements at the May 8 school meeting.

Congratulations to all of these talented St. Mark's scientists!