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Virtual Science Fair Makes History!

Virtual Science Fair Makes History!

  • Inside PGCPS |
  • June 5, 2020

This year’s Prince George’s Area Science Fair (PGASF) made history in more ways than one! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PGCPS Science Office conducted the first-ever virtual PGASF, including a virtual award ceremony for grand award winners. The fair’s top winners were also historic.

“This was the first time in the event’s history that all four of our grand award winners were students of color — three females and one male,” said Dr. Godfrey Rangasammy, PGCPS Science Department Supervisor. “We are forever grateful to all the virtual PGASF judges, committee members, science fair coordinators, science teachers and mentors, parents and guardians for their support, guidance and patience!”

Hosted annually by the PGCPS Science Department and in its 72nd season, PGASF brings together students from across PGCPS who were winners of their school’s science fair to compete against their peers, including students from private schools and public schools in two neighboring counties – Calvert and St. Mary's. 

Grand award winners include Eleanor Roosevelt High School senior Melissa Jones, who took the first place grand 72nd annual science fair winnersaward for her project “Shigella Vaccine Potency Assessment” in the  Cellular and Molecular Biology category. Eleanor Roosevelt senior Chantal Greaves took third place for her project “Can Code Recognize Humor?” in the Robotics & Intelligent Machines category and Oxon Hill High School senior Eliezer Ayala earned Special Recognition for her project “Ultrasonic Vision” in the Embedded Systems category.

View a full list of 2020 PGASF winners here.