Upper School Students Present at Annual STEMM Symposium

Hawken Science Research III students took part in the 13th annual Bob Maciunas STEMM Research Symposium earlier this month, presenting their projects before a panel of expert judges, families, and other guests. Topics ranged from “Effects of Peripheral Inflammation on Neural Circuitry Involved in Motivation and Mood” to “Locating Planet 9 with the South Pole Telescope.”
Special congratulations to Rohan Desai ’23, who took first place for his project, “Association of Lung Cancer Incidence and COVID-19 Case Fatality with Income Level in Ohio;” Emma Blemaster ’22, who took second place for her project, “Effects of Washing Techniques on Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection;” and Taylor D’Eramo '23, who took third place for her project, “Sensory Processing Issues in Female Inmates.” These three students will go on to present at the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) in March along with Sasha Turner '23, Harsha Sanaka '23, Julian Brown '22, Spencer Fisher '23, Angela Shang '23, Aiden Golub '23, Rachel Ellis '23, Pia Cooper '23, and Timothy Toliver '23.
Many thanks to the STEMM judges and to the students’ mentors for their time and expertise. We are also deeply grateful to The Oak Tree Philanthropic Foundation and Ann Failinger for their generous support of the STEMM program since its founding.
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