We received this notification yesterday from the Science Outreach Center at Saint Francis University!! Each year the 8th grade regular education science classes complete a statics project and the top projects are entered into the below referenced contest. Last year Lauren Mawhinney’s class won an Honorable Mention and this year Tomasina Crapis (a long term sub) had two projects earn Honorable Mention!
A total of 548 posters were received from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the 2016 Pennsylvania Statistics Competition, hosted by Saint Francis University! The total count included 89 posters from Kindergarten to 3rd grade, 234 from 4th to 6th grade, 131 from 7th to 9th grade, and 94 from 10th to 12th grade.
The annual state-wide competition is in its 20th year and is sponsored by the following professional organizations in the state: Laurel Highlands Mathematics Alliance, Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania, American Statistical Association Harrisburg Chapter, and Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The contest is also sponsored and supported by the following departments at Saint Francis University for the seventh year: Science Outreach Center, and Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering.
A list of the winning posters is below, separated into the four grade categories. To view pictures of the posters and a list of students, and schools who have placed in First through Fourth place or received an honorable mention, please go to http://francis.edu/pa-statistics-poster-competition/. Students who submitted winning posters will be presented cash awards in the amounts of $96 for first place, $72 for second place, $48 for third place, and $24 for fourth place. Certificates will be awarded to the winning posters, including the honorable mention posters. Five posters in each grade category have been submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition, coordinated by the American Statistical Association.
7-9 Grade Level Category:
Top Honorable Mention: Alexsi Kulesza, Madison Linck, Alexander Cheran, and Jacob Maley The Effects of Different Laundry Detergents Ambridge Junior High Honorable Mention: Bianca Brown, Emily Hitt, and Megan Drushel Go! Guinea Pigs Ambridge Junior High