Five students from Canfield High School and two students from Canfield Village Middle School attended the 2014 Ohio State Science Day. The CHS students were as follows: Jordan Evans-Kaplan (''Rectifying the Kelvin water droplet generator''); Stephen Gant (''Testing the energy efficiency of pulsing a battery''); Anastasia Johnson (''Comparison of various column filters to treat fracking flowback water to reduce toxicity to Daphnia and seed germination''); Richard Abel (''The effects of CO2 on algal growth''); and Alyssa Armstrong (''Using microcosms to investigate the ecological effects of bio-solids added to soil'').
The CVMS students were Jonathan Gant (''What is the effect of the number of areas of magnetic attraction on the RPM of an electric motor?'') and Kamran Sarac (''Can pain be masked by virtual reality?'').
At Ohio State Science Day, Canfield High School received the Harold C. Shaw Award for the second year in a row. The Harold C. Shaw award is only given to 3 to 5 percent of schools each year who have 80 percent or more of their students receiving the highest rating of superior.
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Stephen J. McConoughey, Ph.D, CEO of the Ohio Academy of Science, presented the Canfield High School students with the Harold C. Shaw Award. From left are Stephen J. McConoughey, Ph.D, Anastasia Johnson, Stephen Gant, Richard Abel and Jordan Evans-Kaplan. During the presentation of the award, the students were informed of the Buckeye Science and Engineering Fair. Beginning in 2015, this fair will give students the opportunity to qualify for the Intel Science Fair from districts that cannot provide their students this opportunity. The goal of this academy program is to serve half of the Ohio students who currently cannot qualify for this International Fair.
The team would like to give special thanks to Youngstown State University physics professor Dr. Michael Crescimanno, who helped out the students immensely and without whom, many projects would have been impossible.