Three Students Invited to Participate in MJAS Fall Symposium at MIT
Three seniors from Mass Academy have been invited to register for the Massachusetts Junior Academy of Science (MJAS) fall symposium scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 21st on the MIT campus. Students were selected based on their outstanding performance at the 2023 Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair or International Science and Engineering Fair.
The Mass Academy students recognized by MJAS and their research project titles are: Krisha Patel (Shrewsbury): The Effects of Varying Ground Surfaces on the Degree of Footstrike Hemolysis; Anshika Shekhar (Westborough): The effectiveness of a standardized mixture of antioxidants as a preventative treatment for PTSD and its symptoms in C. elegans; and Nevin Thinagar (Shrewsbury): Cost Effective On-Orbit Millimetric Orbital Debris Detection and Characterization. The students completed their research projects during the 2022-2023 school year as part of their STEM class taught by Dr. Kevin Crowthers at Mass Academy.
“We are very proud of our students for their achievements at the state and international fairs, as well as for this recognition by MJAS. The students’ professionalism throughout the research process has been exemplary. Our students represent the future of the STEM workforce and have demonstrated they have the curiosity, ingenuity, and skill to make a real impact,” said Anne Ludes, Director of Mass Academy. “For many of our students, this is their first experience with an independent research project. We are very fortunate to have amazing educators like Dr. Crowthers to help our students navigate the research process.”
The American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) is a national honor society that recognizes high school students from across the country for their scientific research. The Massachusetts Junior Academy of Science selects delegates to participate in the AJAS national convention which will be held in February.