Local High School Students Excel at Gannon University’s Regional Summer School of Excellence

RSSE Award Winners 2014Posted: September 5, 2014

TOP LEFT PHOTO:  Exceptional Performance    In Scientific Paper Writing (left to right):  Victoria Konzel, Hannah Rhodes, Kimberly Boehm, Theresa Caulfield   

 

TOP RIGHT PHOTO:  Outstanding Performance In Scientific Paper Writing (left to right):  Marissa Lamary, Timothy Caulfield, Jacob Dailey 

 

BOTTOM LEFT PHOTO: Honorable Mention (left to right):  Florence Porter, Jordan Seroka, Adeline Kramer, Lexus Frazier, Erika Kauffman, Luke Bohrer, Asa Williams, Jordon Kent 

 

BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO:  Superior Performance In Scientific Paper Writing (left to right):   Jordyn Sanner, Ella DiPietro, Rachel Maly    

 

For 27 years, hundreds of northwest Pennsylvania high school students who enjoy the sciences have attended Gannon University's Regional Summer School of Excellence.

This year, the program, founded and directed by Emeritus Professor Stanley J. Zagorski, attracted 38 highly motivated students from Erie and Crawford Counties for an intensive two-week program of research, investigation and analysis aboard Gannon University's research vessel, the Environaut, and in the University's laboratories and classrooms.

At the conclusion of the program, awards were presented for scientific papers presented by the students. The winners of the awards from Crawford County were Lexus Frazier, Erika Kauffman, Jordon Kent, Adeline Kramer and Asa Williams of Maplewood High School, who were presented with Honorable Mention awards for all laboratory reports and papers about their findings in the study of the levels of eutrophication and pollution in Lake Erie.

At the conclusion of the program, awards were presented for scientific papers presented by the following Erie County high school students:

Superior Performance in Scientific Paper Writing for the highest achievement in all laboratory reports: Ella DiPietro (Villa Maria Academy), Rachel Maly (Villa Maria Academy) and Jordyn Sanner (Fairview High School).

Exceptional Performance in Scientific Paper Writing for the most consistent analysis in drawing conclusions to scientific problems involving environmental pollution and health: Kimberly Boehm (Villa Maria Academy), Theresa Caulfield (home- schooled), Victoria Konzel (Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy) and Hannah Rhodes (Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy).

Outstanding Performance in Scientific Paper Writing for the ability to integrate biological, chemical and physical parameters into meaningful scientific conclusions: Timothy Caulfield (home-schooled), Jacob Dailey (Cathedral Preparatory School) and Marissa Lamary (Northwestern High School).

Honorable Mention awards for all laboratory reports and papers about their findings in the study of the levels of eutrophication and pollution in Lake Erie: Luke Bohrer (Cathedral Preparatory School) and Florence Porter (Fairview High School).

Awards were presented by Zagorski and Rev. Joseph C. Gregorek, Ph.D., professor of biology.