Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health STEM Showcase Medalists Include High Tech Students

From “JCMC/BH STEM Showcase Medalists Announced”
by Mark Ojutiku, Jersey Journal Staff Writer

The results are in for the Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health STEM Showcase, held on Monday, February 29th.

About 300 Hudson County students showed up to the Liberty Science Center on Monday to compete in the 58th iteration of Hudson County’s premier science fair, and now the medal winners have been officially selected and listed.

The high school gold medalists presented their projects in the second round or “super‑judging” round Wednesday, and from that group, two finalists will be chosen to represent the JCMC/BH STEM Showcase at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair this spring in Phoenix.

Finalists in the younger categories will also be chosen to advance to the Broadcom Masters competition in Washington D.C. in October.

Additional sponsors include Liberty Science Center, New Jersey City University, Fidelity Investments, and Comcast.

Special award recipients will be announced next week. The following winners will be recognized at an award ceremony on April 5 at New Jersey City University:

GOLD MEDAL: Kara Neal of Bayonne, a junior at High Tech High School, for “Does F. plasmid PsiB Effect E. coli Resistance Ampicillin in Resistant Strain?”

SILVER MEDAL: Fujia Ren of Secaucus, a junior at High Tech High School, for “One-Step Solution Process of Perovskite Solar Cells with High Efficiency and Flexibility.”

BRONZE MEDAL: Bayonne residents Hasumi Hayashi, a junior at High Tech, and  Jessica Driscoll, a senior at High Tech, for “Effect of Varying Salinity and Biocatalysts on MFC Efficiency” and “Herbal Remedies to save Strawberries,” respectively.

Also competing for High Tech: Bayonne resident Anna Flts, with the science fair project, “Effect of MWI on Microorganisms.”

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