Benton Middle School Students to Present Scientific Research

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

The following Benton Middle School students have had their papers accepted to the 78th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Junior Academy of Science Research Symposium, which will be held May 22-24 at Old Dominion University.

Tony Bright, Arman Lateef, and Gabriel Ralston: “To Breathe or Not to Breathe: Can Face Masks Diminish Inhaled Pollution and Improve Health Outcomes in Drosophila melanogaster?” Animal & Human Sciences category

Max Sigrest: “Invisible Fence: #NotJustForDogs: The Effect of Subdividing an Array of an 802.11ac SOHO Router on the Ability to Localize a Mobile Device.” Engineering & Technology category

Fares Elsherbiny and Caleb Morgan: “Fidget Wars: The Effect of Fidget Toys on the Concentration of School-Age Children.” Human Behavior category

The students will present their research in a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation to a panel of esteemed judges from across Virginia.

Benton Middle School science teacher Debra Peterman assisted the students in this process.

More information can be found on the Virginia Junior Academy of Science website.

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