Van Horn Sets School Record at Greater KC Science and Engineering Fair

Posted April 20, 2021

Van Horn High School Project Lead The Way (PLTW) students set a new school record for the most division-winning projects in the 70th Annual Greater KC Science & Engineering Fair. The virtual fair featured more than 292 submissions. View the full list of Van Horn’s winning submissions below. Congratulations to all students!

Anthony Ayala – 1st Place Computer Science, Electronics & Robotics Division Award
“Exploring Ways to Reduce Virtual Reality (VR) Sickness Due to Vection”

Abigail Gilliam – 1st Place, Behavioral Science Division Award, Linda Hall Library Project Display Award
“An Exploration of the Cognitive Factors that Affect Visual Search

Antonio Carrillo – 2nd Place, Computational Science, Bioinformatics & Math Division Award, Mu Alpha Theta Award, Best Mathematics Award
“A Study of the Prevalence of COVID-19 Long-Hauler Symptoms in the Kansas City Region”

Cinthia Martinez-Cerna – Air & Waste Management Award
“The Effect that Paraffin, Soy, and Beeswax Candles have on Overall Air Quality”

Haleya Oestreich – Yale Science & Engineering Association Innovation Award, Linda Hall Library Project Display Award
“The Development of a Novel Special Needs Helmet”

Rachael Blanton, Gold Achievement Honoree
“The Development of a Chemical Testing Protocol to Determine Low-Level Concentrations of Formaldehyde in Textiles and Food Products”

Denisse Hernandez, Gold Achievement Honoree
“The Effect Varying Protein Sources in Infant Formula Preparations Have on Microbial Growth”

Maria Cetina Valdez, Silver Achievement Honoree
“The Effect of Distance on the Accuracy of Pandemic-Era Temperature-Sensing Kiosks”