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Rockdale's Rising Scientists
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Parent Sonya Travis steps back and admires her daughter Nundi Hall's science project display. Hall, a seventh grader at Memorial Middle School, and fellow MMS student Carlan Ivey did a project on muon particles and how they are affected by changes in atmosphere. "I'm muon-ed out!" said Travis, laughing. "Muons have been part of our home life for a while now," at least since October, she added. She described how her daughter and Ivey went on a field trip to Georgia State University to use equipment there to measure muons. "I'm so impressed by most of these. I didn't do stuff like this until senior year in high school." - photo by Michelle Kim

One hundred seventy-seven students from across the county conducted and presented an impressive array of science projects at the annual Science and Engineering Fair at Memorial Middle School on Jan. 11, sponsored by Acuity Brands Lighting, Frey Moss, and Education 2020. Below are the winners who will move on to regional competition in Athens on Jan. 29.

2010 RCPS Science and Engineering Fair — Senior Division Grand Champions

(In no particular order)

Kelsey Girardot, Animal Sciences
Katlyn Firkus, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Cameron Easley, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Peyton Fanning, Cellular and Molecular Biology
MJ Taylor, Deeksha Windlass and Jan Zantinga, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Valeska Lobo, Chemistry
Faustine Li, Energy and Transportation
Abbi Lewis, Materials and Bioengineering
Dean Lovering, Materials and Bioengineering
Ksenia Zakirova, Materials and Bioengineering
Sofia Tuttle, Materials and Bioengineering
Chrissy Hattaway, Environmental Analysis
Zineb Bouzoubaa, Environmental Analysis
Corbin Norton, Environmental Management
Edwin White, Mathematical sciences
Jasmine Guilford, Medicine and Health
Tori Shuler, Medicine and Health
Jacob Dollar, Microbiology
Shalomi Momin, Microbiology
Neal Patel, Plant Sciences

2010 RCPS Science and Engineering Fair — Junior Division Grand Champions

(In no partcular order)

Nathaniel Lockett and Adrian Bolah, Earth and Planetary Science
Sidney Billingsley, Environmental Sciences
Vikash Patel, Chemistry
Alexandra Silvey, Chemistry
Jeff Bang and Jaire Duncan, Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering
Laura Anschutz, Plant Sciences
Carlan Ivey and Nundi Hall, Earth and Planetary Science
Morgan Pace, Microbiology
Katey Jones, Environmental Management
Devin Edwards and Ashley Hong, Cellular and Molecular Biology