Local students are winners at CZS science fair
March 8, 2018

Stuart Strahl, president and CEO of the Chicago Zoological Society, presented Kyla Porter from Wells Prep with her award certificate.

Connor Roche from Whitney Young Magnet School won a BP Future Scientist Award for his project, “The Effect of Nutrition on Running.”

Larissa Gosslau from Whitney Young Magnet School won first place in the Grades 7-8 category with her project, “The Perfect Dive.”

Liam Brown, a student at Whitney Young Magnet School, won a BP Future Scientist Award for his project, “Decibel Level Warning System.”

Nearly 200 students from 24 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) showcased their engineering and science projects as a part of the Chicago Zoological Society’s (CZS) annual science fair sponsored by BP America.

The fair provides an authentic setting where students can practice skills such as discussing the scientific process, defending chosen methodologies, and evaluating results.

Students presented their projects to a panel of approximately 100 judges, which included CZS staff, as well as corporate volunteers

Several students from this area won prizes at the science fair at Brookfield Zoo.

Kyla Porter from Wells Preparatory Elementary School won third place with her project titled “H2O Test For The Best” in the Grades 4-6 category.

Larissa Gosslau from Whitney Young Magnet School won first place in the Grades 7-8 category with her project “The Perfect Dive.”

Connor Roche from Whitney Young won a BP Future Scientist Award for “The Effect of Nutrition on Running.”

Liam Brown of Whitney Young Magnet School won a BP Future Scientist Award for “Decibel Level Warning System.”

For further information, visit CZS.org.