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Laura Haushalter

Thornton Lab awaits afternoon activity students. It is quiet before the rush of researchers come in ready to perform their experiments.

Science Fair: Behind Webb’s new afternoon activity

While soccer players were busy winning league titles, triathletes were racing around Webb, and the yearbook staff was designing El Espejo, some students spent their winter in Thornton Laboratory where they participated in the inaugural year of Webb’s newest afternoon activity: Science Fair Research Lab. This new addition to the afternoon activity program allowed students who are interested in science time and space to work on their own independent projects. Students of all grades were welcomed. Dr. Nicole Windmon, science faculty member, led the group of students and gave them guidance and mentorship as they progressed through their projects. These are some of the projects that students completed. 

Dog friendly chocolate
Bacteria in compost
The effect of the acidification of coastal erosion
Finding common features of aragating proteins
Fire-resistant plants
Creating a cheaper and more accessible sleep tracker