Middle school students recognized at WVSOM, Sigma Xi science fair

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) hosted the sixth annual Southern West Virginia Regional Middle School Science Fair.

WVSOM’s Affiliated and Sponsored Programs partnered with the Greenbrier Valley Chapter of Sigma Xi to offer the fair. This year, 60 students participated in the event from Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Monroe counties. The schools represented were Marlinton Middle School, Green Bank Middle School, Eastern Greenbrier Middle School and Mountain View Elementary and Middle School.

The science fair was open to entries in the experimental and non-experimental categories. WVSOM medical students judged the event based on scientific thought, creativity, understanding, clarity, dramatic value and technical skills. Four scientific workshops were offered including lessons in splinting, forensics lab, X-ray imaging and an area to evaluate microscope slides.

The winners in the non-experimental category included first place winner “Melanoma,” by Lillian Jackson; second place winner “HIV-Aids,” by Bogi Szalai; and third place winner “How Blood Velocity Affects Flow Rate,” by Lauren Ballard.

The winners in the experimental category included first place winner “Lemur See, Lemur Do,” by Willie O’Ganian; second place winner “Friction and Motor Oil,” by Peyton Baru; and third place winner “Sticky Situation,” by Max O’Ganian and Mason Soliday.

Date Added: 
Monday, May 21, 2018