Finalists from the 60th Annual Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair participated at the 62nd Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida STEM Competition in Lakeland, Florida.

All of the Lee County students listed below placed in the State Science and Engineering Fair and each has been granted a scholarship to FGCU.

Congratulations to the following:

  • Morgan Barkhurst of North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts, 1st Place, Chemistry (Junior Division), BPA Free? Let's See! The Study of BPA in Plastics Using a UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Kadin Musco of Varsity Lakes Middle School, 3rd Place, Animal Sciences (Junior Division), Moo-nure ; The Final Answer
  • Sierra Edelstein of Gulf Middle School, 3rd Place, Earth & Environmental Sciences (Junior Division), The Pearl of the Ocean: Do Freshwater Releases from Lake Okeechobee Affect the Filtration Rate of Eastern Oysters Crassostrea virginica in Southwest Florida Estuaries?
  • Caspian Schultz of North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts, 3rd Place, Microbiology (Junior Division), Strike! Spare Me the Bacteria
  • Jennifer Jacoby of Gulf Middle School, Honorable Mention, Plant Sciences (Junior Division), Radiation and Radish Seeds
  • Heidi Kinsey of Cypress Lake Middle School, Recognition, Environmental Engineering (Junior Division), A Hairy Solution
  • Dahlia Dry of Fort Myers High School, 3rd Place, Mathematics & Computational Sciences (Senior Division), Looking into the Past for Insight on the Future: Predictive Analytics and Data Science for Time Series Data
  • Group Winner: Shaan Chaudhari, Ethan Leung & Jash Patel of Fort Myers High School, 4th Place, Physics & Astronomy (Senior Division), Effects of Neodymium Magnetic Fields on Rhizochlonium Algae Growth

The Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventor Fair (TAERSIF) Steering Committee works year-round to organize and conduct the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair and the Thomas A. Edison Festival of Light Regional Inventors Fair that host more than 700 local students.