Parkway e-News Story

Teenage Scientists

Four Parkway aspiring scientists have been rewarded for a summer of hard work at the Students and Teachers as Research Scientist (STARS) Program.

The teenage scientists were part of a larger group that spent six weeks conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professionals and professors as part of the program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
A panel of 13 outstanding scientists reviewed the papers in their area of specialty. Winning papers best exemplified the following qualities: difficulty and complexity of research; appropriateness of the research methodology; findings; quality of writing; and overall quality of the research process.
STARS pairs academically talented, rising junior- and senior-level high school students with mentors to provide research opportunities for the participants. UMSL partners with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and Confluence Discovery Technologies.
Below is a complete listing of the Parkway winners and their projects from the 2014 STARS program. Also listed are the winner’s school, the student’s mentor and the mentor’s university:
Eesha Sabherwal, Parkway North High, "Evaluating Pose Determination Using LED Imaging." Dr. Michael Swartwout, Saint Louis University.

Danielle Eve Serota, Parkway Central High, "Effect of Caffeine on Neonatal Neurobehavioral Development." Dr. Roberta Pineda, Washington University in St. Louis.
Clara Sun, Parkway West High, “Comparison of Nutrient and Growth Requirements between Glutathione-Deficient and Wild Type Group B Streptococcus.” Dr. Blythe Janowiak, Saint Louis University.
Kevin Zheng, Parkway South, “In-Situ Evaluation of Multi-Band Antenna Systems.” Dr. Michael Swartwout, Saint Louis University.