DGS Students Earn Awards at High School Research Symposium at ISU

DGS Students Earn Awards at High School Research Symposium at ISU

Andrew Musielak, Matthew Jablonski, and Rainu George with their presentations at ISU.

Downers Grove South High School participated in and earned awards at the 18th Annual High School Research Symposium at Illinois State University on Friday, April 26.  

Research Club members and sophomores Rainu George and Matthew Jablonski earned first place in the Cellular Biology category. The students created posters, presented their work to judges and answered questions from judges.

Junior Andrew Musielak presented his project in the Physics category and received the overall graduate student award. A group of ISU science graduate students served as judges and selected his project as the best across all categories.

“We look forward to our students participating in the ISU Research Symposium each year,” South High Science teacher Michelle Sachtleben said. “Rainu, Matthew, and Andrew have worked incredibly hard on their projects and they should be proud of their accomplishments.”

Illinois State University (ISU) invites Illinois high school students to showcase their research projects in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) at the annual research symposium. Students have the opportunity to share their research and presentations with an audience of ISU professors, ISU students, and other Illinois high school students.

For more information about South High Research Club, contact Michelle Sachtleben at msachtleben@csd99.org and Scott Howard showard@csd99.org. For more information about the ISU Research Symposium, visit their website.