TERFer and SIFTer are finalists in Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair Honors Division

Mar 1, 2018

Congratulations to TERFer Owen Kathriner and SIFTer Margie Lodes! They placed as finalists in the Honors Division of the Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair on February 24, 2018.

Honors Division competition is intense with a very detailed judging rubric. In the morning, teams of discipline-specific judges visit projects within their areas of expertise. In the afternoon, the top ten competitors present their research to an interdisciplinary panel of judges.

Owen and Margie will each receive a $1,000 scholarship and compete again in the K-12 Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair in April at Queeny Park. At the second fair they will have an additional opportunity to win monetary prizes for their outstanding work.

Owen Kathriner, Grade 12, Kirkwood High School
Project Title: Allelopathy in Lonicera maackii

 Owen explaining his results during the first round of judging. (Photo: Academy of Science-St. Louis)

Owen explaining his results during the first round of judging. (Photo: Academy of Science-St. Louis)

 Formal presentation of Owen's research during the second round of judging. (Photo: Academy of Science-St. Louis)

Formal presentation of Owen's research during the second round of judging. (Photo: Academy of Science-St. Louis)

Margie Lodes, Grade 10, St. Joseph’s Academy
Project Title: The Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Phytoplankton

 Margie answering questions about her project during the first round of judging. (Photo: Academy of Science-St. Louis)

Margie answering questions about her project during the first round of judging. (Photo: Academy of Science-St. Louis)

 Formal presentation of Margie's research during the second round of judging. (Photo: Academy of Science-St. Louis)

Formal presentation of Margie's research during the second round of judging. (Photo: Academy of Science-St. Louis)