Student Awarded a National Semi-Finalist
in Broadcom Masters Science Fair Competition
LI Science & Engineering Fair
North Shore Schools, Glen Head, NY, November 4, 2016 - Congratulations go out to Kate Weseley-Jones, a North Shore Middle School student, who was awarded Semi-Finalist status in the Broadcom Masters Science Fair Competition, an honor bestowed on only 300 of the original 6,000 applicants.
Kate has participated in several science fairs, pursuing a science research project (last year) where she studied how the manipulation of the axes on a graph might affect people’s perceptions of those graphs and potentially mislead them as they draw conclusions about those graphs.
Kate said, “Last fall, for science class we were assigned to do a two-condition experiment. We were also learning about how to graph data in math. I started noticing that some graphs have y axes that do not start at zero, and I became curious about how this manipulation of the axes might affect people's perceptions of the graphs and potentially mislead them.”
She added, “Getting to do a science research project and participate in science fairs has been a great experience for me this past year. I learned so many new things, and I'm really excited that I got nominated as a Semi-finalist for the Broadcom Masters Science Fair. All the work and effort was definitely worth it, and I can't wait to do it again this year!”
Article and photos by Shelly Newman
Photo Caption: North Shore Middle School student, Kate Weseley-Jones, was awarded Semi-Finalist status in the Broadcom Masters Science Fair Competition, an honor bestowed on only 300 of the original 6,000 applicants.