Westminster Pair Selected to Represent Miami-Dade at International Science Fair
For the second year in a row, two Westminster students, Melanie Deville '22 and Dante Martinez '22, were selected to represent Miami-Dade County and to compete against thousands of students from across the world at the International Science and Engineering Fair in May. This selection continues a long tradition of excellence in science at Westminster, which has sent over a dozen students to ISEF in the past decade.
They were two of four Westminster students who competed in this year’s South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair, where hundreds of Miami-Dade County students present original research projects. All four Westminster students received Superior ratings and were recognized by the judges to receive special awards. Deville and Martinez were two of only six projects chosen to compete at the ISEF.
Annalise Garrido '23 will also join Deville and Martinez in representing our county at the State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) in March.
The following Westminster students earned top recognition at South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair:
Katrina Bobson '21 "Does the amount of time spent in liquid nitrogen affect Encyclia ateopupurea orchid growth?"
US Metric Association Award
Melanie Deville '22 "The visualization of 3-dimensional aerospike nozzle flow using Schlieren photography"
ISEF, SSEF, Ricoh Award
Annalise Garrido '23 "The effects of differing concentrations of berberine upon depression induced in Drosophila melanogaster"
SSEF, American Psychological Association Award
Dante Martinez '22 "The effect of constraining eye movements on learning gains and retention"
ISEF, SSEF, American Psychological Association Award