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Notre Dame NIRSEF 2019
There were 15 students who advanced to Notre Dame’s NIRSEF Regional Science Fair on March 2, 2019. They were judged, placed, and many awards were received. Congratulations!

EIGHTH GRADE
Luisa Kramer - “You can’t handle this” (electromagnetism/hydraulics)
2nd Place

Patrick Loesch - “It still ISS rocket science! How nose shape affects flight distance”
2nd Place, Metric Award, South Bend Public Library Award, AirForce Award

Hanna Tran - “A possible solution to help pollution” (biodegradable plastic)
2nd Place, Water Crusader’s Award, Notre Dame Policy Award, Marian Honors Award

SEVENTH GRADE
Cameron Bortone - “Assessing the bacterial load of milk with methylene blue”
Honorable Mention

Sam Legge and Marley Kakalia (Partner Experiment) - “Can exercise really improve brain power?”
2nd Place, Naval Science Award

Michael Przygoda - “Acetic acid cleaners”(bacterial growth)
2nd Place

SIXTH GRADE
Joseph Hunckler - “Which cooking method spikes blood sugar the most?” (Type 1 diabetes work)
1st Place, Notre Dame Steam Award, Broadcam Masters Award for Society and Science, St. Mary’s Life Science Dineen Award

Hugh Michel - “How magnetic fields affect the flow rate of water”
3rd Place

Sheridan Pellico - “What produces endothermic and exothermic energy?”
2nd Place

FIFTH GRADE
Aiden Glass - “Be careful what you drink” (Acid levels)
2nd Place, St. Joseph Chemical Award

John Loesch - “Sky is not the limit: How the fin shape affects flight distance”
1st Place, NASA Earth Award

Lilly Malinowski - “A burning question. . . Which antacid works best?”
1st Place

Brady Nitz - “Memory: Use it or lose it?”
2nd Place, Microscope Award

Genevieve Pointer- “Agricultural alternative to road de-icer”
3rd Place

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