Blessed Francis Seelos Academy science students win at regional competition
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 1:30 PM
Twenty-four seventh and eighth grade Blessed Francis Seelos Academy Students participated in the regional competition of Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Competition at Duquesne University on Feb. 1. PJAS is and Affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Promoting greater participation in science and mathematics activities among the youth of Pennsylvania is one of its primary objectives.
Among the ten first-place winners, five students received additional recognition for their projects: Zachary Moats won the Duquesne University Department of Physics Award. In addition, he and three schoolmates, Alex Aiello. Sarah Haskins and Grace Lazzara, won the Duquesne University Award for Excellence in Scientific Pursuit award. Katie Dudkowski won the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society for Excellence in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She also won the Society of Women Engineers Certificate in Achievement for Scientific Excellence.
The first place regional winners will present their projects at a state competition at Penn State University.