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Honors Biology-Dr. Langdon
Framingham High School

email:  rlangdon@framingham.k12.ma.us
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Honors Biology Science Project Competition Winners

2012-2013

Framingham High School
Science Fair
Christopher Thierauf
Trans-radial prosthetic
1st Place Engineering Project

Eric Bornstein
Effects of temperature on the fermentation of different sugars by yeast
1st Place Experimental Project

Amy Bernard
Saponification products and their anti-freeze like qualities 
2nd Place

Katherine Cohen
The effect of whitening products on a calcium compound similar to teeth  
3rd Place

Tristen Trychon
 Do freshwater tubeworms prefer color substrates for building material for their encasement?
1st Honorable Mention
Lucy Matzilevich
Is your response to caffeine psychological?
2nd Honorable Mention
Ian Bellerose
Strongest fishing line and knot combination  
3rd Honorable Mention

2011-2012

Framingham High School
Science Fair
Gabriel Saleh
Preventing bursting pipes with a light sensor switch
1st Place Engineering Project

Frances Freedman
Cell Migration
1st Place Experimental Project

Hayley Santaflorentina
Does magnetism affect the growth of plants?
2nd Place

Bryce Cushing
Carbon monoxide emergency cut-off device
3rd Place

Michael Montuori
 
Wind turbine blade potential
1st Honorable Mention
Benjamin Richardson
Invention to un-jam vending machines
2nd Honorable Mention
Cayman Cushing
Ocean acidification, global warming’s evil twin
Joshua Werblin
Fighting fire with sound
3rd Honorable Mention (Tie)

2010-2011

Framingham High School
Science Fair
Worcester Regional
Science Fair
Henry Chickering
Electrical Induction
1st Place

Nicole Salmela
Testing Inline Skate Wheel Performance
2nd Place

Lee Tarlin
Consonance & Dissonance: Response of crickets to the environment
3rd Place

Tomer Artzi
Swimmergy Project
1st Honorable Mention
Luke Halberstadt
A robot that shoots the nearest object
2nd Honorable Mention
Zach Finn
Water's Effect on Heart Rate
Ethan Shapiro
Effects of different ground surfaces on baseball travel

3rd Honorable Mention (Tie)







Luke Halberstadt
A robot that shoots the nearest object
Honorable Mention

2009-2010

Framingham High School
Science Fair
Halie Olsen
How Does Cross Dominance Affect Motor Skills?
1st Place

Christopher Gheorghiu
Wind Belt
2nd Place

Marc Bornstein
How does temperature affect the catalytic activity of lactase?
Samuel LaChance
Solar Circuitry Design
Corey Lerner
Better UV Radiation Protection: name brand vs. generic sunglasses
3rd Place (3-way Tie)

Kevin Welch
Modulated Laser: demonstrating the principle of carrying information through light
1st Honorable Mention
Eric Lloyd
Infrared Gun Safety
2nd Honorable Mention
Nikhil Garg
Yogurt Formation as a Test for Antibacterials 
3rd Honorable Mention

2008-2009

Framingham High School
Science Fair

Mia Lin
Vortex generators and their effect on fuel economy and car stability
1st Place

Robert Coukos
Scrubbing Efficiency
2nd Place

Lindsay Ortmeyer
 Absolute and Relative Pitch
3rd Place

Matthew Hugo & Ryan Weeks
 Battery time between charges: iPod battery testing lab
1st Honorable Mention
Zachary Scott

Solar Tracker
2nd
Honorable Mention
Matthew Reimann
The effect of electromagnetic fields on Paramecium caudatum
3rd Honorable Mention

2007-2008

Framingham High School
Science Fair
Worcester Regional
Science Fair

Andrea Terrasi
Are the measurements taken of haze and water vapor by satellite the same as the ones taken by a sun and sky monitoring station?

1st Place

María Ordovás-Montañes
Potential Impact of Global Warming on Human Health

2nd Place

Erika von Kelsch
The Effects of Energy Drinks on Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

3rd Place

Maria Grandoni
Feeding Habits of Algae-Eating Fish

Honorable Mention
Megan Mancuso
Gas Spectrum Tube Efficiency

Honorable Mention
Lauren Taylor
The Effect of Varying the Concentration of Salt, Sugar and Vinegar Solutions on Bread Mold Growth

Honorable Mention

Scott Todd
Increasing Wind Turbine Efficiency

Honorable Mention








Scott Todd

Increasing Wind Turbine Efficiency
2nd Place &
Clean Energy Award






Megan Mancuso
Gas Spectrum Tube Efficiency
Honorable Mention

2006-2007

Framingham High School
Science Fair
Worcester Regional
Science Fair

Sinéad Meaney
Does the strength of hair after bleaching vary by color?
1st Place

Sean Egan
Which hand-cleaning product kills the most bacteria?
2nd Place

Jonathan Savino
A Van de Graff generator
3rd Place

Michelle Cunningham
The Effects of Artificial Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) on the Growth of Bacteria in Milk.
1st Honorable Mention

Indiana Jones
What type of light has the highest temperature and is it in or outside of the visible spectrum?
2nd Honorable Mention

Rebecca Lach

Effects of acid rain on fresh water organisms

2nd Honorable Mention






Rebecca Lach

Effects of acid rain on fresh water organisms
Honorable Mention

2005-2006

Framingham High School
Science Fair
Worcester Regional
Science Fair
Massachusetts State
Science Fair
Kathleen Cunningham
The effects of Blueberries on Adolescent Memory

1st Place

Keith Sherman & Michele Oliveira
Bio Diesel
2nd Place

Jonathan Helinek
Pipe Cleaning Machine
3rd Place

Craig Hoffstein
The Synthesis and Chemical Comparison of Biodiesel to Diesel Fuel

1st Honorable Mention

Jennifer Todd
UV Radiation and the Clothes You Wear

2nd Honorable Mention

Jeffrey Beling
Artificial Reefs and Their Effect on Ocean Swells

2nd Honorable Mention

Steven Levine
2nd Place

 

Jennifer Todd
3rd Place

 

 

 

 

Steven Levine
Mathematical Universal Graphing Software
2nd Place &
$1000 Teradyne Award

 

 

 

 

 

2004-2005

Framingham High School
Science Fair
Karan Sharma
Effect of Plant-food Extract on Cancer Cells
1st Place

Melanie Baskind
Bathroom Bacteria
2nd Place

Emily Roskey
What Factors Influence Hair Strength?
3rd Place

Elise Hurley
Anne Laquidara & Caitlin O'Connell
Rebecca Moore
Honorable Mention

2003-2004

Framingham High School
Science Fair
Worcester Regional
Science Fair
Massachusetts State
Science Fair
Eric Throop
1st Place

Jeremy McIntyre
2nd Place

Steven Levine
3rd Place

Lisa Lach
Jeffrey Bolkhovsky
Erica Helinek
Honorable Mention

Steven Levine
3rd Place
Steven Levine
Honorable Mention