by Patrick Villanova, The Jersey Journal:
(Jersey City, NJ--March 6, 2015) While two high school students have officially been crowned winners of The Jersey Journal's 57th annual Hudson County Science Fair, a number of their peers have earned medals for their projects.
McNair High School senior Eswar Anandapadmanaban and High Tech High School junior Kapil Kanakaraj (of Bayonne) were named winners of The Jersey Journal's 57th annual Hudson County Science Fair after Wednesday's round of super-judging. Meanwhile, 12 others were awarded gold medals for their diverse group projects that they presented Monday and Wednesday.
Kanakaraj received the Gold Medal for his project, "Sonoluminescence,"and has been selected to participate at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2015 in Pittsburgh, all expenses paid.
High Tech juniors Jessica Driscoll (of Bayonne) and Anisha Mahat (of Harrison) earned Bronze Medals in the categories of Plant Science for "Fighting Fungus with Vitamins: the Effects of Thiamine on Plant Resistance to Fungal Growth" and Medicine & Health for "Effect of Human Prostate Cancer Cell on Mouse Osteocyte Sclerostin Expression in vitro," respectively.
These students will attend the Awards Ceremony hosted by Saint Peter's College Center for Microplasma Science & Technology during the first week of April (date TBA) in Dinneen Hall.
The 2015 Jersey Journal's Hudson County Science Fair is sponsored by Liberty Science Center, Fidelity Investments, CarePoint Health, Jersey City Medical Center, New Jersey City University, and Saint Peter's University, with support from Comcast/NBCUniversal.