North Hills High School sophomore Hannah Sciulli advanced to
the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition after securing
top honors at the recent regional competition.
Hannah won first-place honors at the regional competition at
Duquense University with her zoology experiment on The Effects of UV Light on
the Survivorship of Drosophila melanogaster. She will compete at the state
competition in May at Pennsylvania State University.
Junior Emma Polen won second-place honors with her ecology
experiment on the Effects of Nanoparticles on Daphnia magna.
Students designed a unique experiment and were judged on
their ability to conduct and convey the results of their experiment using the
scientific method. PJAS is a statewide organization of middle and high school
students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its
members through the development of research projects and investigations.