Winners Named at Diocesan Science Fair

The Joliet Diocese Science Teachers Association sponsored a Region 11 Science Fair on Friday at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. The science fair, for Catholic students and private schools in grades 7 through 12, gives students a chance to pursue specialized fields of science by working on individualized research projects, either as part of their core curriculum or through independent study. These projects broaden scientific awareness and allow students to delve deeply into areas of their own special interests — giving them a chance to explore, to gather information, to arrive at conclusions and to present ideas in a competitive public forum.

(Special thanks to Dr. Nestor Zaluzec for providing the following information.)

Here are a list of winners who submitted projects at the fair (click to see the winners at a larger size):





The following is a list of winners who submitted papers at the fair (click to see the winners at a larger size):


The following are the list of winners named by the American Nuclear Society:

Nathan Perkins:

– St. James the Apostle, Glen Ellyn

– Magnetic Field Detector

Lauren Zarris: 

– Noonan Academy, Mokena

– Solar Power the Biggest and Brightest Renewable Energy

Will Hickman:

– Notre Dame, Clarendon Hills

– Magnetic Electricity