Mass Academy – Annual STEM Fair
Mass Academy held its annual STEM Fair, virtually this year, on February 10, 2022.
The annual STEM Fair is an important event in the life of a Mass Academy student, where the community celebrates the hard work, dedication, and passion put towards each student’s independent research project. Congratulations to all juniors who have participated in this years STEM projects. Everyone worked tremendously hard throughout the entire process and all students should be proud of their accomplishments. We are honored to have witnessed how much growth each and every student had since the beginning of August.
The STEM Fair judges, consisting of Mass Academy alumni and individuals from academia and industry, were very impressed with all of the projects. Students received great feedback about their work and presentations.
Based upon the scores from our judges, the individuals advancing onto the Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair (WRSEF) on March 11, 2022 are:
|Student Name||Project Title|
|Cooley, Stephen||Parallelizing 3d Printing Using Rotationally Connected Extruders To Improve Print Speed|
|Daga, Saaya||Impact of Curcumin on Depressive symptoms in Drosophila melanogaster|
|Devarajan, Shreya||Using Recurrent Neural Networks to Predict Future Land Surface Temperatures as an Approach to Urban Heat Island Mitigation|
|Kaminski, Daniel||Enhancing Computer Heat Sink Design with Phase Change Thermal Energy Storage and Thermoelectric Generators|
|Liu, Henry||A Machine Learning Method for the Automatic Classification of Strokes|
|Mechery, Ryan||Minimizing Language Dependency in a Voice Authentication System|
|Purimetla, Krishna||Device to Protect From Skin Diseases Caused by Shin Guards|
|Saha, Aaheli||Inducing chronic inflammation in embryonic Danio rerio to assess symptomatic variations in those developing Alzheimer’s|
|Shah, Anush||A Novel Device on Harvesting Vibrational Energy to Power Electronic Tagging for Flying Vertebrates|
|Suchenski Loustaunau, Diego||In-silico design of APOBEC3G inhibitors through site-specific fluorination of a ssDNA oligonucleotide|
|Tian, Aaron||Modular soft actor-critic framework for synthetic pathway generation as an approach to goal-driven de novo drug design|
|Zheng, Maya||Development of Resistance to Bacteriophage in E. coli Impacts Sensitivity to Antibiotics|
From WRSEF, students have an opportunity to advance onto the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF). There is also potential to directly advance onto ISEF, the International Science and Engineering Fair, held in May in Atlanta, GA. Nonetheless, we encourage all students to seek additional opportunities to continue their work, join a research lab, and present at other conferences.
Please take this opportunity to congratulate the Mass Academy Juniors on the tremendous job put forth in their projects.