Connecticut Science Teachers Association

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Marty Tafel Student Research Awards


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner - Jakob Zapanta, Green Farms Academy, Westport, CT "Water Filter and Water Turbine" 

Teacher: Modupe Oshin

Life Science, Grade 8 Winner - Lauren Marze, Canton Middle School, Canton, CT "Concentration of Microplastics in Four Farmington River Locations"

Teacher: Ashley LaPane


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner - Thomas Fanelli, St. Gregory the Great School, Danbury, CT "One Man's Trash is Another Man's Energy"

Teacher: Mrs. Fahey

Life Science, Grade 8 Winner - Keerthi Vijay, MiddleBrook Middle School, Wilton, CT "Alternative Household Method to Extinguish Fires" 

Teacher: Mrs. Garcia


           Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner Khushi Parikh

           Danbury: Westside Middle School Academy  Teacher: Jonathan Neuhausel

          Life Science, Grade 8 Winner  Grace Flynn

           West Hartford: St. Timothy Middle School   Teacher: Danielle Locke and Ryan                        Martin


            Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner  John Oei

Project  "Developing a Prototype Atmospheric Water Generator System as a Clean,Safe and Sustainable Water Source"

           Hebron: Oei Homeschool    Teacher: Ellen McHugh

           Life Science, Grade 8 Winner   Anika Bhagavatula

           Project  "A Novel Method for Oil Spill Cleanup Using Biomass"

           Wilton: Middlebrook Middle School    Teacher: Jessica Garcia


            Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner  Dravyn Okoney            

 Project #5518: Producing Renewable Energy Using Piezoelectric Walking Surfaces “

             Bozrah: Fields Memorial School  Teacher: Ms.  Evelyn Brown

            Life Science, Grade 8 Winner Analiese Seaman New Fairfield

            Project #: 2526 An Egg-cellent Experiment

            Danbury: St. Gregory the Great School  Teacher:Ms.  Christine Fahey 


            Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner, Emily Fedor

            Project#5545: “Using Induced Wind Force to Increase the Efficiency of

                                       an Electric Vehicle Battery”

            Stratford: St. Mark School               Teacher: Michael McMahon

            Life Science, Grade 8 Winner, Catherine Herrick

            Project#2524: “An Investigation of the Ingestion of Microscopic Plastic

                                   Particles Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis”

            Newton: St. Rose of Lima School       Teacher: Mardi Dimon


            Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner: Gabriel Mesa

            Project #5561: Graphene Enhanced Piezoelectric Generator for

                                    Environmental Energy Conservation

            Canton: Canton Middle School      Teacher: Mrs. Adams

            Life Science , Grade 8 Winner: Owen Petno

            Project #2520 “The Effects of Antioxidants on Cell Regrowth and

                                    Regeneration in Lumbricus variegatus.“

            Westport: Green Farms Academy  Teacher: Ms. Sara Campolettano


    Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner: Ethan Novek

    Project #5516: ”Inertia Propulsion”

    Greenwich: Central Middle School  Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Bresler

            Life Science , Grade 8 Winner: Claudia Bernstein

            Project #2513 “The Effects of OTC Pain killers on Gastric Health and the

                                   Development of Ulcers.“

            Westport: Green Farms Academy  Teacher: Ms. Sara Campolettano

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