SSA announces winners of science fair

Saturday Science Academy announces winners of the Science and Engineering Fair 2012   

Saturday Science Academy kicked off the Science and Engineering Fair season with a bang.  Over 90 projects were submitted by eager middle school students – ASU Saturday Science participants.  Although the program mainly serves Claiborne and Jefferson counties, participants are attracted from four other surrounding counties.  They are encouraged to invent, create original ideas and expand their ideas to new levels. 

Following are the top  winners of the Alcorn State University Saturday Science Academy 2012 Science and Engineering Fair.

Top three awards:

1st place, 9th grade, Delisia Wicks with “Chemicals You Can eat, Freeze and Explore”

2nd place, 8th grade, Ke’Erricks Braxton with “From Trash to Gas: Biomass Energy”

3rd place, 8th grade, Christina Epps with “Get Charged”.

Click here for first place winners by grade.

Ms. Mary Marie Trimble, program director, appreciated the hard work the students put into their projects and the great parent turnout.   “From the quality of the work it was obvious that our students received that important element—parental support,” said Ms. Trimble. “We feel that all of our students are winners at Saturday Science Academy. We wish them success as they present at their respective schools and hopefully they will continue on track to the regional, state, and even the national fairs.”

Saturday Science Academy is funded by a Federal Title III grant from the US Department of Education and is one of many successful projects of Alcorn State University’s outreach initiative, serving the middle school students of Jefferson and Claiborne Counties.  Over 150 students of 5th through 9th grades enroll each year to enjoy state-of-the-art lab facilities with hands-on lessons taught by expert teachers and university faculty and students.  

For more information about the Saturday Science Academy program, contact Mary Marie Trimble at 601. 877.6119 or 601.877.6338. 

SSA 2012 young scientists 

2012 SSA young scientists

Winners of SSA 

Winners of SSA