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  • DCPS Secondary Science Fair 2021/2022



    Grand Prize - Kristi Bizwas - Paxon School for Advanced Studies

    Project Title: Association of Genetic SNPs with AD, Neuropathology, & Gene Expression Offers Novel Insight Into AD

    1st Runner Up - Siddharth Chitta - Stanton College Preparatory School

    Project Title: Investigating the Role of WNK-1 Kinase in Glioblastoma Malignancy

    2nd Runner Up - Fazal Rehman - Mayport Coastal Sciences

    Project Title: Will Climate Change Paint our Oceans Red? Red vs Green Macroalgae Wars


    8th Grade

    1st Place - Kyle Kollmorgan - Twin Lake Academy Middle

    2nd Place - Anamay Upadhye - Springfield Middle School

    3rd Place - Zoe Reed - Ft. Caroline Middle School


    7th Grade

    1st Place - Eli Pepito - Twin Lakes Academy Middle

    2nd Place - Ana Hervey - Twin Lakes Academy Middle

    3rd Place - Aydin Boyce - Twin Lakes Academy Middle


    6th Grade

    1st Place - Isabella Marquez - Landmark Middle School

    2nd Place - Riley Borden - Landmark Middle School

    3rd Place - Miles Lee - Landmark Middle School



    Science Fair Timeline

     Recommended Science Fair Timeline 2021-2022


    JAX Library Gale Research Resources

     Resources PowerPoint


    Science Fair Handbook

    DCPS Science Fair Handbook



  • If you have any questions about Science Fair please email us at 2820_secondarysciencefair@duvalschoolsorg.onmicrosoft.com


    Dr. Inga Pinnix: Secondary Science Fair Facilitator 

    Michelle McGurr: Secondary Science Fair Co-Facilitator

  • Projects which require approval from DCPS and additional forms prior to beginning the experiment:

    1. Use of Humans (depending on the project, students need approval of an MD,  Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse, or a person with an MS in Sociology or Psychology)
    2. Use of Vertebrate Animals (need approval of a Veterinarian or Vet Assistant)
    3. Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents (must be done with a qualified scientist with limitations as to the type of agent allowed and the location of the experiments)
    4. Hazardous Chemicals, Activities, and Devices (depending on the project, students must work with a qualified scientist [chemicals above 1 M concentration or with specific risks based on the Safety Data Sheet information] or supervised by an adult [use of power tools or certain chemicals])
    5. Students can use the ISEF Wizard to determine whether their projects fall into one of these categories, or can contact the Secondary Science team at 2820_secondarysciencefair@duvalschoolsorg.onmicrosoft.com.


    Projects conducted at a research institution require form 1C, and projects continuing from a previous year require form 7.


    Link to ISEF Abstract: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/ISEF/2021/Forms/2021-21-Categories.pdf


    Link to ISEF forms: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/ISEF/2021/Forms/All.pdf


    Link to ISEF Rules booklet: https://sspcdn.blob.core.windows.net/files/Documents/SEP/ISEF/2021/Rules/Book.pdf


    Link to ISEF forms wizard to determine which forms to use: https://ruleswizard.societyforscience.org/


    Project Categories:

    We are unable to alter the ISEF form which has 21 categories.

     The following categories will not be used, and if students check these categories, we will reassign them:

    • Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

    • Embedded Systems

    • Systems software

    • Translational Medical Sciences

    • Engineering Mechanics