Lee County Students Excel at State Science Fair

Lee County Students Excel at State Science Fair
Posted on 04/02/2019
Lee County Students Excel at State Science Fair
Elsa Mercat

Elsa Marcet
7th grader
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School

Four students from the School District of Lee County won Second Place Category Awards at the 64th annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida STEM Competition. Three of them are advancing to this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Congratulations to:

Elsa Marcet, a 7th grader at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School, won Second Place in the Junior Cellular/Molecular Biology& Biochemistry Category. Her experiment, Lunchbox Science: The Effect of a Homemade Organic, Acidic Solution on Organic Fuji Applies.

Cynthia Sheng

Cynthia Sheng
12th Grade
Fort Myers High School

Cynthia Sheng, a senior at Fort Myers High School, won Second Place in the Senior Cellular/Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Category. Her experiment, Investigation of the Effects of DNA Concentration on PEI Transfection Success and Efficacy of the SERP-2 Secretion Signal.

Mark Leone, a junior at Estero High School, won Second Place in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Category. His experiment, Mitigation of Florida Red Tide (Kareniab revis) Blooms through Flocculation with Enhanced Local Sediments.

Mark Leone

Mark Leone
11th Grade
Estero High School

Dahlia Dry, a senior at Fort Myers High School, won Second Place in the Mathematics and Computational Sciences Category. Her experiment, Plotting New Horizons: A Statistical Analysis of Potential Factors Influencing the Probability of Planetary System Formation.

Cynthia, Mark and Dahlia move onto the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ from May 12th to 17th. They will showcase their independent research and compete against 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories.

Dahlia Dry

Dahlia Dry
12th Grade
Fort Myers High School

30 Finalists from the 62nd Annual Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair participated at the 64th annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida STEM Competition, which concluded Thursday, March 28th with the Awards Ceremony in Lakeland. All 30 students had already been granted scholarships to FGCU for their work. 23 Kiwanis Science Fair finalists from area public and private schools received state-level recognition by winning multiple 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 4th Place, Honorable Mention, Recognition Awards and Special Awards.

*Credit for images goes to Edison Fairs