Mount honors four high school students with “Future Scientist” awards

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By: Jill Eichhorn

File Under: natural sciences, science

The College of Mount St. Joseph’s division of behavioral and natural sciences recently judged student projects in the 2013 University of Cincinnati Science and Engineering Expo (UC-SEE), honoring four students with a “Future Scientist Award.”

The expo is a large science fair for students in 6-12 grades. Mount faculty Heather Christensen, Georgana Taggart and Karl Power judged posters related to biology, chemistry and math among other sciences. More than 400 posters were presented, all winners at local district middle and high school science fairs.

The Mount faculty awarded $350 each for the first place tie to Daniel Stenger, a junior at Schilling School for the Gifted Academy, and Garretson Oester, a junior at Walnut Hills High School. Second place ($200) was awarded to Rajat Bhageria, a junior at Sycamore High School, and third place ($100) was awarded to Eric Moran, a freshman at Turpin High School.

“These students did an extraordinary job showing their talent and interest in the sciences, as evidenced by their hard work on their posters,” said Heather Christensen, assistant professor of biology at the Mount.