“The creativity and intelligence of our Chicago Public Schools students is never more evident than when they design projects, test their theses and achieve conclusions for the science fair. As a former science teacher, I applaud these students for their hard work and success, and am especially pleased to congratulate the four top winners who will represent CPS at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh in May.”
The Winners are:
- Afolayan Oladeji, a 12th grader from Lincoln Park High School. Project title -- “Is Dominance Status a Confound in Mice?”
- Saad Khan, a 12th grader from Lane Tech High School. Project title -- “Role of Fox01 on Skeletal Muscular Atrophy.”
- Anthony Surganov, a 12th grader from Lane Tech High School. Project title -- “Photovoltaics: A Novel Method for Passive Tracking.”
- Justin Boganey, a 12th grader from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Project title -- “Coated Nanoparticles and DNA Cleavage.”
This was the 62nd Annual Chicago Public Schools Student Science Fair featuring projects completed by students in grades 7-12 over three days this week at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Approximately 250 CPS students exhibited projects at the science fair.
Project subjects: Aerospace Science, Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Electronics, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Health Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Zoology.
Along with the four students who will go the international fair, another 50 CPS students will compete in the state science fair May 4 and 5 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Chicago Public Schools serves 405,000 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.