Honors Science Fair
By Dr. Rose Davidson, STEM Coordinator
The Academy of Science’s Honors Science Fair serves as the qualifying event for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Three of our students, Kara Greger, Margie Lodes, and Emma Mueller, carried out significant research projects, collecting data for the better part of a year. They each presented the findings of their own research to a panel of judges at the Honors Science Fair during a poster session. The judges then posed questions to the students to probe the depth of their research and understandings.
Kara Greger ’20 is seen here with her project, “Seeking Hidden Treasures below Ground: Characterizing Root System Morphological Traits for Select Mutant Families of C4 Model Plant Green Foxtail Millet.”
Margie Lodes ‘20 researched “Microplastic Accumulation in Different Trophic Levels from Deer Creek in Suburban St. Louis, Missouri.”
Emma Mueller ’20 determined “The Effects of Acid Rain on Soil pH and Plant Vitality.”
All three St. Joe students excelled in their presentations and were recognized for their hard work by being selected as finalists in the competition.
Margie Lodes placed 3rd overall and will be presented with a $2000 MOST scholarship at the Academy of Science Awards banquet on April 4th.
Emma Mueller and Kara Greger have each won a $1000 MOST scholarship.
We are so proud of our student researchers!
Special thanks to their mentors Mrs. Katie Lodes and Dr. Ruth Kaggwa from the Danforth Plant Science Center.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.