PBCHS Students Excel At The Regional Science Fair

The Palm Beach Central High School students shined recently at the virtual Palm Beach Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

At the fair, Sarah Garfield won best in show, first place in environmental science and the Palm Beach County Environmental Management Resources Award for “The Effect of Predator-Induced Increases on CO2 Sequestration in Bromeliad-Daphnia Reservoir Ecosystems.”

Diane Altidor won first place in biomedical sciences and the Cengage Excellence in Biomedical Sciences Award for “Determining the Effect of a Disulfiram Copper Complex on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells Through Deletion of ALDH1.”

Emily Weimer won first place in animal sciences and the Lion Country Safari Award for “The Effect of Putative Beneficial Microorganisms for Coral (pBMC) in the Prevention of Disease and Bleaching.”

Teji Kari won second place in environmental science and the Pollution Prevention Coalition Award for “The Effect of Carbon Nanotubes and Oil Dispersants on the Oil Degrading Ability, Vitality and Gene Expression of A. borkumensis.”

Etasha Shah won second place in plant science for “The Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation on the Amount of Lipids Extracted from Chlorella vulgaris.”

These students will represent the Palm Beach region at the Florida Science & Engineering Fair this spring. The school congratulates these Bronco scientists and their teacher and mentor, Rob Bartenslager.