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Students Share Their Research at Student Poster Day

Student Poster Day

Students Share Their Research at Student Poster Day 

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

More than 50 Werner H. Kirsten student interns and college interns presented their research at Summer Student Poster Day on August 6 in the Building 549 lobby. 

Joseph Bergman, a high school intern in the Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Laboratory, participated in the event “for the opportunity to present my summer research. It allowed me to meet people and get the experience of sharing and explaining my work.”

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2013 Student Science Jeopardy Tournament a Big Success

Jeopardy participants

Participants in the seventh annual Student Science Jeopardy Tournament included Pushkar Aggarwal, Janine Bahsali, Joseph Bergman, Harrison Boyce, Colin Burr, Avilash Das, Katie Goetz, Monica Gouzoulis, Nikhil Gowda, Ayush Goyal, Jen Hofmann, Dahlia Kronfli, Edward Liang, Megan Mounts, Theo Nikolaitchik, Swathi Penumutchu, Renee Purtscher, Amil Sahai, Esther Shafer, Madelyne Xiao. The judges were Dina Sigano and Jim Cherry. Some participants were not present for the photo

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer

The category was “General Science,” and the clue read: “Named for an Italian scientist, it is the scientific number of molecules in 1 gram mole of any substance.” Everything depended on knowing the correct response and wagering enough points.  

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WHK Interns Sweep Entire Category at Frederick County Science Fair

students with posters.

Werner H. Kirsten student interns display winning posters. Seated: Madelyne Xiao; standing, from left, Dahlia Kronfli, Maria Hamscher, and Ashley Babyak. Not pictured: Maham Ahmed, Hanna Perez, and Sam Pritt.

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

The competitors in the cellular and molecular biology category of the Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair on March 22–23 didn’t stand a chance against the Werner H. Kirsten student interns at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick.

These interns swept the entire category, with Madelyne Xiao, a rising intern, winning first place; Maria Hamscher, second place; Ashley Babyak and Dahlia Kronfli tying for third place; and Maham Ahmed receiving an honorable mention.

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