Area Briefs, April 16, 2014

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Updated Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:05 am

St. Francis Animal Center celebrates

St. Francis Animal Center invites all volunteers of Georgetown County’s non-profit organizations to join the fun on Thursday, May 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Francis Marion Park on Front Street in Georgetown (next to the River Room Restaurant).

Rain location will be the Cultural Council of Georgetown County office at 922 Front Street.

There will be free food, live music and community speakers.

RSVP to SFAC Volunteer Coordinator Ophelia Snow by April 25 at 843-546-0780.

— From SFAC

Students Take Home 23 science awards

Eighteen students from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) recently brought home 23 awards from the SC Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) Annual Spring Meeting.

The 2014 conference was held April 5, at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The event consisted of scientific presentations, tours, workshops and poster sessions, all focused on the ongoing education, research and development within the Palmetto State.

Students submitted written research reports and made oral presentations in the following categories: Biochemistry, Botany, Cell & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Consumer Affairs, Engineering, Environmental Science, Math & Computer Science, Microbiology, Physics, Physiology & Health, and Psychology & Sociology.

Written presentation winners include:

Sarah Dellinger, Marion, 1st - Engineering

Caroline Gilmer, Florence, 1st - Botany

William A. Hardy, Graniteville, 2nd - Engineering

Storm McSwain Harvey, North Charleston, 1st - Psychology & Sociology

Rusty Hawes, Simpsonville, 2nd - Physiology and Health

Reilly Kilpatrick, Seabrook, 2nd - Cell& Molecular Biology

Trent Large, Campobello, 1st - Physiology and Health

Joe Marazzo, Columbia, 1st - Consumer Affairs

Foster McLane, North Augusta, 1st - Math and Computer Science

Ronak Pipaliya, Hartsville, 1st - Microbiology

Olivia Sequerth, Easley, 1st - Chemistry

Gina Song, Greenville, 1st – Biochemistry

Oral presentation winners include:

Lauren Ambuhl, Myrtle Beach, 1st - Consumer Affairs

Gisela Greisheimer, Seneca, 1st - Engineering

Wesley Harvey, Ridgeville, 2nd - Engineering

Storm McSwain Harvey, North Charleston, 1st - Psychology & Sociology

Reilly Kilpatrick, Seabrook, 2nd - Cell& Molecular Biology

Trent Large, Campobello, 1st - Physiology and Health

Foster McLane, North Augusta, 1st - Math and Computer Science

Alexis Myers, Beaufort, 1st - Chemistry

Ronak Pipaliya, Hartsville, 1st - Microbiology

Rachel Quick, Roebuck, 1st - Botany

Regan Ulmer, Lexington, 1st - Environmental Science

GSSM students’ reports and presentations were derived from their six-week mentored research internship in 2013, the nationally recognized Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI), or its international arm, the Research Experience Scholars Program (RESP).

— From GSSM

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