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Five Canterbury students receive recognition at State Science & Engineering Fair

By Staff | Apr 26, 2010

Canterbury students Jacob Dufault, Amanda Podlasek, Irina Ahmad, Abby Neill and Joshua Liebowitz received awards at the State Science & Engineering Fair.

The following Canterbury School students received recognition for their research at the Florida State Science & Engineering Fair:

Junior Division

Abby Neill, a seventh grader, received a third place plaque for her behavioral and social sciences research entitled The Effects of Positive and Negative Persuasion on Readers.

Abby is the daughter of Bruce and Evelyn Neill of Sanibel.

Eighth grader Amanda Podlasek received a second place award for her environmental science research on red tide. Amanda’s research is titled Comparing Filter Feeding of Karenia Brevis by Tunicates and Oysters.

Amanda is the daughter of Brian and Elke Podlasek of Fort Myers Beach.

Irina Ahmad, also a seventh grader, received a fourth place award for her botany sciences work, The Effects of UV Radiation on the Germination of Rapid Radishes.

Irina is the daughter of Imtiaz and Nitol Ahmad of Fort Myers.

Senior Division

Jacob Dufault, an 11th grader, received third place in the computer science division for his work Examining the Effects of Different Random Number Generators on Perlin Noise With Different Number Distributions. Jacob will continue on to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair where he will compete with the world’s brightest young scientists for scholarships and prizes.

Jacob is the son of Allen and Leslie Dufault of Cape Coral.

Joshua Liebowitz, a 10th grader, received special recognition in behavioral and social sciences for his work on the Effect of Pain-induced Stress on Lymphocyte Count.

Joshua is the son of Fred and Robin Liebowitz of Fort Myers.