Connecticut Science Teaching Association

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Marty Tafel Student Research Awards


Life Science, Grade 8 Winner - Toshan Bhattacharya, Bethel Middle School, Bethel, CT D.E.R.M.A. (DERMATOLOGIC EQUIPMENT FOR RAPID MEDICAL ANALYSIS)

Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner - Bridget Hadden, Central Middle School,



Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner - Samuel Wu & Sia Reddy, Talcott Mountain Academy

“Pellet O Trap: Capturing Plastic Pellets Through a Multi-Filter System & Analyzing Their Progression Using Binary Image Processing.”


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner - Jakob Zapanta, Green Farms Academy, Westport, CT "Water Filter and Water Turbine" 

Teacher: Modupe Oshin

Life Science, Grade 8 Winner - Lauren Marze, Canton Middle School, Canton, CT "Concentration of Microplastics in Four Farmington River Locations"

Teacher: Ashley LaPane


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner - Thomas Fanelli, St. Gregory the Great School, Danbury, CT "One Man's Trash is Another Man's Energy"

Teacher: Mrs. Fahey

Life Science, Grade 8 Winner - Keerthi Vijay, MiddleBrook Middle School, Wilton, CT "Alternative Household Method to Extinguish Fires" 

Teacher: Mrs. Garcia


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner Khushi Parikh

Danbury: Westside Middle School Academy  Teacher: Jonathan Neuhausel

Life Science, Grade 8 Winner  Grace Flynn

West Hartford: St. Timothy Middle School   Teacher: Danielle Locke and Ryan Martin


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner  John Oei Project  "Developing a Prototype Atmospheric Water Generator System as a Clean,Safe and Sustainable Water Source"

Hebron: Oei Homeschool    Teacher: Ellen McHugh

Life Science, Grade 8 Winner   Anika Bhagavatula

Project  "A Novel Method for Oil Spill Cleanup Using Biomass"

Wilton: Middlebrook Middle School    Teacher: Jessica Garcia


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner  Dravyn Okoney         

Project #5518: Producing Renewable Energy Using Piezoelectric Walking Surfaces “

Bozrah: Fields Memorial School  Teacher: Ms.  Evelyn Brown

Life Science, Grade 8 Winner Analiese Seaman New Fairfield

Project #: 2526 An Egg-cellent Experiment

Danbury: St. Gregory the Great School  Teacher:Ms.  Christine Fahey 


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner, Emily Fedor

Project#5545: “Using Induced Wind Force to Increase the Efficiency of an Electric Vehicle Battery”

Stratford: St. Mark School               Teacher: Michael McMahon

Life Science, Grade 8 Winner, Catherine Herrick

Project#2524: “An Investigation of the Ingestion of Microscopic Plastic

Particles Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis”

Newton: St. Rose of Lima School       Teacher: Mardi Dimon


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner: Gabriel Mesa

Project #5561: Graphene Enhanced Piezoelectric Generator for

Environmental Energy Conservation

Canton: Canton Middle School      Teacher: Mrs. Adams

Life Science , Grade 8 Winner: Owen Petno

Project #2520 “The Effects of Antioxidants on Cell Regrowth and Regeneration in Lumbricus variegatus.“

Westport: Green Farms Academy  Teacher: Ms. Sara Campolettano


Physical Science, Grade 8 Winner: Ethan Novek

Project #5516: ”Inertia Propulsion”

Greenwich: Central Middle School  Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Bresler

Life Science , Grade 8 Winner: Claudia Bernstein

Project #2513 “The Effects of OTC Pain killers on Gastric Health and the Development of Ulcers.“

Westport: Green Farms Academy  Teacher: Ms. Sara Campolettano

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