Three Ursuline students competed last week in the Massachusetts Region 5 Science & Engineering Fair and will move on to compete in the state Science & Engineering Fair in April.
Juniors Calista Adler and Elle Banach received second place for their project proposal, The Role of Serotonin in Alzheimer’s Disease Using Dugesia Dorotocephala Model. The students developed a scientific proposal investigating the effects of serotonin levels on memory and cognition in planarians (flatworms) in hopes of developing a possible preventative measure for Alzheimer’s disease. You can view their video presentation here to learn more about their project.
Sophomore Sana Dhillon earned a third place honor in the fair for her project, Pediatric Probiotic Culture Survival Study using In Vitro Model. She observed the survival of bacterial strains in probiotics to determine if they are truly effective.
Congratulations to all three students on their hard work and achievement!