Students Selected to Compete in Regional Science & Inventors Fairs
Canterbury School would like to recognize everyone who participated and made this year’s Science Symposium a success. Winners will move onto the 2022 Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Inventors Fairs, held virtually February 5-19, 2022.
Each year, Canterbury School students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to participate in an independent science research program. Their research is presented in the form of a backboard during the school’s Science Symposium. Students in K-12 can also participate by doing a project for the Inventors Fair.
Students are encouraged to start their research by consulting with members of the research team, made up of teachers and staff throughout the school. Students can use the knowledge and experience of these faculty members for ideas and guidance throughout the research process. The Science Symposium is both a competition and a time for students to showcase their research and inventions. Each year, students throughout the divisions come together to celebrate science research and the products of their hard work.
Congratulations to the following students moving onto the 2022 Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Inventors Fairs:
Senior Division (9th-12th)
Mehereen C. ‘25 - "A Novel Approach to the Early Detection of Neurological Conditions Using Eye Movement Data"
Elle F. ‘22 - "Packing for Edible Water Bottles"
Michelle B. ‘23- "A Novel Approach to the Comparative Analysis on Natural Polymer-based Biometric Neural Scaffolds: Using the taxic response of fungal mycelium to model cell response and repair in peripheral nerve gap injuries such as the medulla spinalis in paraplegics (a novel second-year study)"
Morgan B. ‘23 - "Engineering a Biomimetic System that Maximizes Surface Area Exposure to Water Flow thus Increasing the Rate of Bioremediation in an In-Vitro Hypereutrophic System (A Novel Fourth-Year Study)"
Maya C. ‘22 - "Developing an Algorithm to Analyze Structural Characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease in Different Stages of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Validate White Matter Atrophy as an Early Predictor of Mild Cognitive Impairment (a novel second-year study)"
Michaela F. ‘24 - "The Effect of Temperature on the Capacitive Storage of Pleurotus ostreatus Mycelium (a novel third-year study)"
Lara K. ‘23 - "Analyzing the Viability of Pure Mushroom-derived Chitosan as an Alternative to Pure Crustacean-derived Chitosan in Hemostatic Agents"
Anika K. ‘25 - "Maturity in Teenagers Separated on the Basis of Sex and Age to Determine Development of the Frontal Lobe: A Novel First-Year Study"
Jessica M. ‘25 - "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff Produced by Solid and Liquid Fertilizer Application"
Junior Division (6th-8th)
Austan C. ‘28, Songitize
Austan invented a new way to sanitize your hands. Public sanitizing stations are messy (the ones at Disney and Publix specifically showed puddles, rust, and they smelled), he wanted to create a new way. After researching different UV light, Far-UVC does not affect your skin or eyes but was found during the pandemic to disinfect masks and protective gear in hospitals. His invention is a box that can be mounted onto the wall that has Far-UVC inside. Research shows that we do not sanitize or wash our hands for a long enough period of time. So, as soon as your hands enter the box, music will play for 20 seconds. Once the music stops, you remove your hands and they are sanitized without the smelly, sticky residue.
Eshaan A. ‘28- "Putt at the right time"
Eshaan is researching how a golf ball can roll in different atmospheric conditions depending on the time of day.
Lower School Inventors Fair
Reed B. ‘33, The Baby Bell Alarm Reed is solving the problem of his little sister’s behavior at the dinner table. She has trouble eating because she wants to play. She gets up from the table a lot. Reed has a solution to fix this problem with his baby bell alarm invention!
Carter B. ‘31, Ornament Tree Dress Carter is solving the problem of how long it takes to decorate a Christmas tree! He was decorating his tree this year and wondered why there was not an easier way of hanging the ornaments. His invention helped reduce the time in decorating his tree by making it easier to attach the dress onto the tree using magnets.
Emmie E. ‘33, A solution for preventing stasis in house rabbits Emmie’s mother helps with the rabbit rescue, and Emmie is very concerned about the health of the rabbits. The house rabbit digestive system is very sensitive. If they don’t eat the right food and properly hydrate, they can get “stasis” which is life-threatening. Good hydration is key to preventing stasis. Emmie invented nutritious ice cubes for the rabbits to munch on and keep them healthy.
James K. ‘32, Stropilop James loves candy but not all the sugar in it. He is inventing a nutritious candy! Stropilop is a healthy fruit-only lollipop alternative. No one has ever made a truly healthy lollipop. They say they have, but they never actually have made it. James is the first person to make the first real nutritious lollipop.
Finley M. ‘32, The BOOM! Dryer 3000 Finley is solving the problem that it takes more money, time, and energy to power the dryer to dry towels. This process takes up to 30 amps! While The BOOM! Dryer 3000 only takes 6 amps! Also, a dryer takes about an hour per load, and The BOOM! Dryer 3000 only takes 1 or 2 minutes! You can save time, money, and energy with The Boom! Dryer 3000!
Eshan S. ‘31, What We Save/ Saves Us!!! Recycling Milk Cans for Mother Earth Eshan is very concerned about our trash problem. Plastic cans and bottles are destroying the environment. Many things are made of plastic and end up in the ocean and on our land which harms the animals and fish. Eshan found a cool and useful way to recycle those bottles and cans to save the Earth!
Caroline T. ‘30, The Coral Protector Caroline is helping to save our beautiful coral reefs with her invention! The Coral Protector is a type of medicine that stops Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) from attacking. It is easier and quicker than any other treatment that has been made. SCTLD is an ongoing problem in coral reefs that started in the Florida Keys and eventually spread all throughout the Caribbean and parts of Mexico.
Lydia T. ‘33, Hugamal: Hugs from a Distance Everyone needs a hug from their mom or dad but sometimes mom or dad may be away for work. Lydia designed a stuffed animal that gives hugs and love. Hugamal is a new huggish stuffed animal. It has magnets on its hands so if it comes close it will hug you. The fur is soft so it won’t hurt you. The Hugamal is linked to your mom or dad’s iPhone, so when they are away you can still feel their hugs.
Ashwin V. ‘32, The No Worry Bike Basket Parents, are you worried anytime your kid goes for a bike ride? Kids, are you worried about getting home from a bike ride safely? Well, your worries can vanish away with the No Worry Bike Basket! This bike basket can easily attach to any bike, has a built-in LED light, reflectors, and even a mini camera!