APS News Release

Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair Awards Announced

Congratulations to all APS students who represented the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair, which was hosted virtually by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA on April 9.  The following APS students placed in their categories or received awards:

Colin Berry (Yorktown)
Bringing Truth into Fake News: The Diffusion of Fact-Checked Fake Stories on Twitter

  • ISEF Participant in Atlanta, GA May 8-13
  • 1st place, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Leila Silva (Yorktown) – 2nd place, Chemistry
The Effect of Natural Disinfectants on the Concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds 

Sam Watchman (Arlington Tech) – Honorable Mention, Physics and Astronomy
Mapping the Milky Way: Observations of Galactic Structure from the 21 cm Hydrogen Line 

William Savage and Alexander Shipley (H-B Woodlawn)
Using Computer vision and Augmented Reality to Utilize Pupil Movement as an Alternative to Traditional Tactile Support Systems

  • Honorable Mention, Robotics, Intelligent Machines, and Systems Software
  • Honorable Mention, Leidos Award for Excellence in Applied Science

Harriet Shapiro (Washington-Liberty) – American Meteorological Society
The Effect of Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategy on Surface and Atmospheric Temperature

Daisy Maxwell (Washington-Liberty) – U.S. Metric Association
The Effect of Sunscreen on Elodea canadensis