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CONSEF Science Fair

MMSA’S 5th GRADERS PATRICIA ADAMS AND MIRIAM BILITY EXCEL OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM AT CONCEPT SCHOOLS’ SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

Around 500 students from seven Midwest states showcased their impressive, independently created projects at Concept Schools’ 9th Annual Science and Engineering Fair on March 3, 2012 at Cleveland State University.  Milwaukee Math and Science Academy’s very own fifth graders Patricia Adams and Miriam Bility were two of these 500 students who competed in 14 categories ranging from health science, physics and zoology to engineering, biochemistry and computer science in a junior division (grades 5-8).  Both Patricia and Miriam spent months with MMSA teacher Shara Barlow preparing their projects for this important Science Fair.  230 judges from colleges, universities and schools assessed the student projects based on a comprehensive rubric.

The awards ceremony began with the Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School Color Guard and Drill Team presentation followed by the band playing the National Anthem. CONSEF was pleased to welcome Ohio State Representative Bill Patmon as the keynote speaker. Representative Patmon, an influential member of the House Education Committee, inspired students, parents and community members, passed out student medals and took photos with students.

All students received recognition for their high-quality projects in various ways, including

medals, certificates, trophies and monetary awards.  Patricia’s project, “Onion DNA”, earned her a silver medal and $20 gift card.  Miriam’s project, “The Cool Blue Light”, earned her a gold medal and $30 gift card.  We are so proud of our girls for their hard work and outstanding achievements!

CONSEF is open to all students, including public, charter, private and home schooled students in grades 5 through 12. Concept aims to promote STEM education in early grades by giving students the chance gain recognition for their hard work.

Additional information may be found on the CONSEF website: www.consef.org.

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