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A total of seven SHS students have been amongst student researchers from across the nation to compete in the occasion. 4 seniors won initially spot.

May perhaps 25, 2023 ten:ten am EDT

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STAMFORD, CT — Final weekend, 4 Stamford Higher College students won initially spot at the U.S. International Finding out and Observations to Advantage the Atmosphere (GLOBE) Student Study Symposium for their investigation primarily based on nanotechnology.


GLOBE is a worldwide science and education plan that provides a curriculum written by NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation for K-12 schools.

GLOBE delivers a platform for students K-12 to share their investigation practically and hosts events all more than the planet.

A total of seven SHS students, below the path of SHS teacher Susan Dougherty, have been amongst student researchers from across the nation to compete in the occasion at the University of Texas at Tyler. The trip was created doable via grants from NASA, NOAA and the NSF.

The SHS group of seniors, Molly Forker, Paige Hochadel, Lucia Kempton, and Ryan Shoztic won
“Ideal Use of the Study Procedure” for their project entitled, “The Efficacy of Graphene in Stopping Gamma Radiation on Cancer Cells.”

“The GLOBE Science Symposium is nicely respected by each the academic and science communities and SHS students’ investigation was pretty nicely received. The students worked on their investigation immediately after college, evenings and weekends, when managing sports, extracurriculars and complete course loads,” Dougherty stated in a news release. “They demonstrated outstanding 21st-century capabilities like collaboration, communication, creativity, and essential considering. They competed with some of the best student researchers in the nation and it essential their grit and perseverance to win. We are all so proud of them.”

Dougherty has been a GLOBE certified teacher for 15 years, and hosts month-to-month virtual “Water Cooler” qualified improvement events for teachers from across the United States. Dougherty will serve as the GLOBE keynote speaker at their annual meeting getting held this July in Denver, Colo.

The group also won the Peer Critique Prize, an honor awarded to the group that received the most votes from their competitor peer reviewers. The group was presented with a Crystal Award, medals and now has the chance to have their investigation published on the NASA and GLOBE internet sites.

The students’ investigation lately won second spot out of 240 teams at the UB RISE Student Study Symposium held final month at the University of Bridgeport.

In addition, the group has submitted their experiment for the Application for Spaceflight. If chosen, their experiment will be launched from a NASA facility in the summer time of 2023.

“This is just a further instance of the varieties of possibilities our students have access to when attending SHS,” stated SHS Principal Matt Forker in a news release. “Mrs. Dougherty’s passion for space science is infectious to our students, pushing them beyond their exemplary achievements.”

The SHS group of Shreyans Daga, Nitish Gannu, and Rihan Thajeer also participated in the weekend competitors in Texas.

All through the symposium festivities, students networked with STEM specialists and educators, discovered to fly drones, fished for macroinvertebrates, and measured with a clinometer.

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