Science Night 2017 a Spectacular Success!

Canterbury School would like to recognize everyone who participated and made Science Night 2017 a spectacular success! The event was held at Canterbury’s Murphy Sports Center on November 30, 2017.
“It was a great night with a wonderful showing of incredible research projects, 154 to be exact,  as well as inventions, and fun demonstrations choreographed by our Upper School Science Honors Society students, Debbie Blue, and Canterbury’s Astronomical Society,” shares Canterbury Science Department Chair Cara Summit.

We are also grateful to Canterbury alumnus, Dr. Arie Dosoretz ’00, for sharing his story as our keynote speaker. Dr. Dosoretz is also a proud Canterbury Lifer. After attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and completing his specialty training in radiation oncology at Yale University, Dr. Dosoretz returned to his hometown of Fort Myers and joined 21st Century Oncology’s regional network in Lee County. During his speech, he commented on the quality of the projects. “I am blown away by the level of detail and some of the ideas that you have been following. It really is quite an impressive effort.” His full speech, along with video from the Open House and Awards Ceremony, can be viewed by clicking here.

Congratulations to the following students on their awards:

Senior Division

Best in Fair - Emily J. ’20 and Michelle F. ’20
A Multi Decade Analysis of Hurricane Tracks

Second Place - Anna K. ’18
An investigation of the anti-cancer properties of quercetin leaf extract in Psidium Guajava for use in the Pharmaceutical Field

Third Place - Sean O. ’18 and Kelly O. ’18
How does surface area, species, and agglomeration pattern dictate metal ion adsorption by metal-oxide nanoparticles?

Additional Senior Division Regional Finalists:
  • Luke L. ’19
  • Mark L. ’20
  • Maya A. ’21
  • Jay C. ’21
  • Caitlin M. ’18 and Sierra R. ’18
  • Myesha C. ’18, Simrun V. ’19, and Arjun S. ’19
  • Magnolia C. ’19 and Michael M. ’19
  • Evelyn J. ’18

Junior Division

Best in Fair - Jason N. ’24
Does Worm Gear Fleet Angle Affect Power Transmission and Durability?

Second Place - Maya C. ’22
The Effect of Laser Beams on Cellular Respiration and ATP Production in Zophobas morio (A Novel Third Year Study)

Third Place - Rocio C. ’22
Does the Reliability of an Eyewitness Testimony Vary with Gender?

Additional Junior Division Regional Finalists:
  • Amaya E. ’24 and Katie R. ’24
  • Ethan J. ’22
  • Michelle B. ’23
  • Leah K. ’22
  • Gianna L. ’24 and Michaela F. ’24
  • Christian L. ’24
  • Connor B. ’24 and Krish V. ’24

The students listed above will be advancing to the 61st Annual Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science and Engineering Fair on January 19-20, 2018.

We would also like to congratulate the following Inventors Fair participants in Lower School selected to move forward to the 31st Annual Thomas Alva Edison Festival of Light Regional Inventors Fair on January 19-22, 2018.

  • Austan C. ’28
  • Ainsley G. ’26
  • Remy F. ’26
  • Riya K. ’28
  • Liam T. ’29
Special thanks to everyone who supported and made this annual tradition a success once again!