The Worcester Regional Science & Engineering Fair (WRSEF) is a local, non-profit organization that encourages scientifically talented Worcester area students to pursue original research projects for presentation. This fair takes place at WPI and regional schools may send up to twelve projects each year. Students from Mass Academy are selected to attend WRSEF from the Mass Academy Science fair held in February.
The WRSEF holds science fairs for both middle (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) divisions at separate annual events. Approximately 40 projects from each division are chosen to move onto the state’s science fair competition, the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair (MSSEF). The five highest scoring projects from WRSEF are invited to participate in the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF). Three Mass Academy students, Akshayaa Chittibabu, Jesse Michel, and Gregory Konar, were selected to participate in ISEF this year. The other qualifying projects will move directly onto MSSEF, which is held at MIT in May. Congratulations to all of the students for their hard work.
Akshayaa Chittibabu The Effect of L-Carrageenanon Blastemal Cell Development
Jesse Michel Base 1.5 analysis of Properties & Relation to Collatz
Gregory Konar A CDH1 Reporter to Evaluate Cancer Cell Differentiation
Xiayue Wang Early diagnosis of Herpes Viridae Viral Infections by MIPs
Alyse Gonthier Way Over Whey: The Effects of Acid Whey on the Environment
Damini Chelladurai Creating a Micropipetting Protocol to Reduce Human Error
Evan Solomonides Sustainable Insulation from Potatoes
Chandler Friend Allelopathic Effects of C. orbiculatus and F. japonic
Ayush Kumar The Cytotoxic Effect of Borrelia: Lyme Disease in Zebrafish
Allison Coomber Detecting Infection with Raspberries
FIFTH (Honorable Mention) AWARDS
Aishwarya Kaki How Much is Too Much? Effects of BPA on Planaria Regeneration
Colleen Castellani Preventing Small Scale Oil Spills with Asclepias syriaca