Five upper school students represented St. John’s School at the 10th Asia Pacific Conference of Young Scientists (APCYS). The conference was held online from September 27 to October 1 and was hosted by the University of Sonora (UNISON), in conjunction with the UPAEP University and the National Network of Scientific and Technological Activities for Youth in Mexico (LaREDMex).

The aim of the conference is to promote and foster an atmosphere of scientific research amongst young students by providing opportunities to share their research findings.

This year’s conference had student participating from 21 countries from 5 continents. Students presented their research in one of the following categories: Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Life Sciences.

Congratulations to the following students:

Jonathan Pizarro (12th grade)
Bronze Award
Using UV to Decarbonize the Air 

Miwa Yamada Gudmundsen (11th grade)
Silver Award
Categorizing Different Coral Species’ Bleaching Susceptibility Under Heat Stress

Min Joo Park (12th grade)
Gold Award
Analyzing the Effects of Varying Coffee Concentration on Vigna radiata Growth

Vaishnavi Khandelwal (11th grade)
Silver Award
Analyzing the Effectiveness of Probiotics in the Inhibition of Escherichia coli

Kasey Xu (11th grade)
Developing a Flexible, Stretchable, and Conductible Polyurethane/Liquid Metal Composite for Future Electronics

Left to right: Jonathan Pizarro, Miwa Gudmundsen, Kasey Xu, Vaishnavi Khandelwal, Min Joo Park

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