Advanced scientific research students present findings

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Clare Tipler

Senior Jonathan Trevathan works on his research project entitled "The potential application of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) as a model organism for stimulant use in humans." Trevathan said, “We have a lot of really good presentations this year so I’m very excited to see those and to present mine."

Clare Tipler, News Editor

Covering topics from green chemistry to forensic entomology, St.Paul Academy and Summit School students in the Advanced Scientific Research class will give presentations about what they have been studying this semester on Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. in the Randolph Campus Lower Library.

Students can elect to take a semester in Advanced Science Research to work on a relevant, advanced, scientific experiment.  At the end of the term, students share their research projects.

Presenters this semester are seniors Evva Parsons, Eva Zaydman, Mattie Daub, Neerja Thakkar, Sarah Romans, Olivia  Fitch, Sandhya Ramachandran, and Jonathan Trevathan.

Students, faculty, parents, and friends are all invited to the presentation to learn about what SPA students are doing to impact how they see the world through science.

Some of the presentations include “The potential application of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) as a model organism for stimulant use in humans” by Trevathan, “The effects of umbilical cord stem cells on aberrant activation of the immune system caused by ischemic stroke” by Ramachandran,  and “Efficiency of selective precipitation as a water treatment method for acid mine drainage” by Daub.

The night, sure to be filled with interesting science, is highly anticipated by students in Seminar in Advanced Science Research: “We have a lot of really good presentations this year so I’m very excited to see those and to present mine,” Trevathan said.