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Congrats to CB Bucks County Science Fair Participants

Central Bucks congratulates our student participants in the Bucks County Science Research Competition and CB West Science Coordinator Mark Hayden, who served as co-director of the event.


Held on March 6-8 at Delaware Valley University, the competition is a local, qualifying fair for the Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF). The DVSF, which encompasses 19 counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, is in turn a qualifying fair for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.


Approximately 400 students in grades 6-12 presented their independent scientific research, using tri-fold posters, research papers, and data books. They were interviewed by judges from industry and academia. Projects were evaluated in many areas including research question, experimental design, execution of experiment, creativity, and presentation. Students competed in in the following categories: Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology, and Team.


At the conclusion of the local event, 55 of our students were chosen to compete at the next level, the prestigious Delaware Valley Science Fair, held April 4-6 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Pa.  ( Special recognition was given to the following students for their contributions:


  • Sophia Swartz, CB South, Molecular-Based Selection for Anthocyanin in Lactuca sativa, Year Two, 1st Place (Botany), Darlene Jones Founder Award

  • Collin Schmidt, CB West, Comparison of the Effectiveness of Different Deicers' Ability to Influence Grip on Roads, 1st Place (Chemistry), Full-Tuition Scholarship to Delaware Valley University

DOW Chemical Company Award Winners- Middle School

  • Connor D’Arcy, Lenape Middle School
  • Anirudh Nangunoori, Lenape Middle School
  • Nathan DiFulvio, Holicong Middle School
  • Jeremy Gamble, Holicong Middle School


DOW Chemical Company Award Winners- High School

  • Shichen Nie, CB East HS
  • Danny Glickman, CB West HS
  • William Watkins, CB West HS



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