Wednesday, January 22, 2014
9:30am - 12:30pm

Families and community members are invited to learn more about students’ preliminary results and findings from their independent science investigations at the fourth-annual Science Symposium. At the symposium, students present their work and explain science experiments to guests and other students.

In a departure from past symposia, much of the students' work is still in progress. Therefore, guests are invited to provide feedback to students on how they might improve their research projects. Some of the students will go on to present their research at regional, state, and national competitions. Critiques and suggestions that students receive will help them better prepare for these competitions. This new focus also reinforces the idea that science is an ongoing, ever-changing endeavor.

In addition, students in physics, robotics and engineering, anatomy and physiology, biology and chemistry II, and AP environmental science will be sharing projects that include raps about elements, prosthetic limbs, environmental sustainability proposals, and robots.

About Independent Science Investigations
Participation in the Science Symposium provides students with the opportunity to share the results of their independent science investigations with peers and community members. An independent science investigation allows students to: 
  1. develop a deeper understanding of the scientific inquiry process 
  2. explore problems and problem-solving strategies 
  3. reinforce math skills by collecting, analyzing, and representing data 
  4. strengthen reading and writing skills by completing a research paper 
  5. improve time management and organizational skills 

RSVP for the Boys' Latin Science Symposium

2012-2013 Exemplary Projects (Third Annual Science Symposium)
The following students were recognized for their exemplary science research projects at the 3rd Annual Boys’ Latin Science Symposium on Wednesday, December 19, 2013. 

First Place
Mickai Mercer (10) Comparing water loss through transpiration

Second Place
Naim Williams (10) Flow of water through various pipe systems

Third Place
Da'Jour Christophe (9) Effect of chemicals on water supply, natural filtration systems
Maciré Daffe (9) Solar energy and photovoltaic cells

Excellence in Oral Presentation
Marquise Dogan (9) Lactose intolerance
Garid Drummond (9) Bacteria growth

Excellence in Visual Presentation
Jordan Brown (9) 

Excellence in Data Collection
Kevin Pressley (9) Hamsters and production of waste

Excellence in Experimental Design
Gavin Caruth (9) Comparing heat conservation in windows with double panes

Most Creative Question
Charles Geathers (9) Studying the impact of weapons on the human body
Tyler Gamble (9) Studying the impact of weapons on the human body
Tahj Abbott-Linton (10) Gymnastics and the use of powder to improve performance

Honorable Mention
Alzhire McLeod (9) Measuring spray of mentos and diet coke
Christian Joynes (9) Measuring effects of filtered light on plant growth
Kordell Williams (9) Fruits and electricity
Khari Gibbs (9)

2011-2012 Exemplary Projects (Second Annual Science Symposium)

First Place
Naim Williams (9) Measuring impact of projectiles of different masses

Second Place
Darryl Goldsmith (10) Testing packing materials and dropping an egg

Third Place
Joziah Green (10) Too much of a good thing: Comparing caloric intake by fruit flies

Most Creative Question
Seon Gilding (10) Measuring of the effect of hair relaxer on hair

Excellence in Data Collection
Raleigh Russell (10) Comparing paper airplane designs

Excellence in Presentation
Marcell Denmark (9) Does magnetism have an effect on plant growth?

Honorable Mentions
Caelan Anderson-Purvy (9) What is the force applied on a soccer ball when kicked at different positions?
Aaron Bennett (9) Potato Clock: What effect does potato size have on ability to power a digital clock?
Julian Dunaway (10) Investigating the effect of different liquids on bone decay
Michael Hammock (9) World of bacteria: Analyzing how antibacterial soap affects bacteria growth
Keanan McDaniel (10) Measuring the effect of temperature on luminol
Mickai Mercer (9) Conserving water by controlling wind 
Terance Scott (9) The wonders of the tongue papillae

PJAS Region 1C First Place (read more)
Joziah Green (10) Too much of a good thing: Comparing caloric intake by fruit flies

Carver Science Fair Honorable Mentions (read more)
Myles Hinsey (10) Which fruit combinations can power a PSP?
Kristian Houston (9) Do you get more wet running or walking in the rain?
Mickai Mercer (9) Conserving water by controlling wind