The Chesapeake Bay Governor School Science Symposium was held on Saturday, March 11th at Virginia Commonwealth University. This is a culminating event for CBGS senior students who have spent the last 2 years working on their independent research projects. Students present a 10-12-minute oral presentation with results for fellow students and expert judges made up of college professors, graduate students, and scientific professionals.
Only reports that are deemed exemplary receive award ribbons. James Blanks, Shelby Davis, Kayla Fones, Alden McKinley, and Arleigh Wood received award ribbons for their projects.
Our students researched the following projects:
James Blanks and Alden McKinley: Which Grass Species Acts as the Best Riparian Buffer in Regard to Nutrient Absorption
Shelby Davis: How Changes in Exercise Form Affect Calorie Burn
Kayla Fones: How Pharmaceuticals Affect the Growth Rate and Mortality Rate of Mummichogs in the Chesapeake Bay
Arleigh Wood: A Study of Cownose Ray Population Patterns in Response to Water Quality Conditions