• June 3, 2016
    Two juniors excel at Pa. Junior Academy of Science

    Mahima Reddy  Aditi Chattopadhyaya  Upper St. Clair High School juniors Aditi Chattopadhyaya and Mahima Reddy recently earned first place finishes at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition. In addition, both earned scholarship offers from Penn State University’s Eberly College of Science.

    Mahima was one of three students from throughout the commonwealth selected to attend an all-expenses-paid trip to the American Association for the Advancement of Science National Convention in February of 2017.

    The 81st annual PJAS State Competition was held May 15-17, 2016, at The Penn State University in University Park. All first place award winners from the 13 separate PJAS regions – approximately 3,000 – are eligible to compete at the state level.

    In addition to Aditi and Mahima, freshmen Hridhay Reddy and Tanvika Sriram presented their scientific research at the PJAS regional competition in February at Duquesne University. Tanvika also earned first place and had the opportunity to participate at the state competition.

    Ms. Lynn Kistler, high school science teacher and science department curriculum leader, served as the sponsor and chaperone for the students.

    PJAS is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations.