2003 Poster Competition & Project Competition

14th Annual Poster Competition
and Project Competition

The American Statistical Association is proud to announce the winners of the 14th annual American Statistics Poster Competition. Poster entries came from among four grade level categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Many posters were entered in regional competitions in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Michigan, Northeast Ohio, and Washington, DC (the Washington Statistical Society). Each region awards its own prizes and forwards the top entries into the national competition. The Washington Statistical Society also pre-judges all entries that do not come through the regional competitions and forwards the best of those entries to the national judging.

Judges base their decision on overall impact, clarity of poster message, appropriateness of graphics, originality and creativity, and technical details. First place winners receive $200, a certificate and a trophy. Second place winners receive $100, a certificate, and a ribbon. Third place winners received $50, a certificate and a ribbon, and honorable mentions receive a certificate and a ribbon. Through the generous support of Texas Instruments, first place winners, their schools, and advisers will receive calculators and other teaching aids. The ASA would like to recognize the many members that participated in judging and presenting awards this year.

   
2003 Poster Competition Winners
Grade K-3


FIRST PLACE


Which animals are people familiar with?
Marin Eberlein, Kelsey Pinkerton, Jennifer Jones, Erika Jobson, Catherine Gorman, Sydney Katz - Grade 3
Adviser: Sandy Lieberman
Hathaway Brown
Shaker Heights, Ohio

SECOND PLACE

Does seeing your drink affect identifying flavors of soda?
Andrew Brenner- Grade 3
Adviser: Michael Zwanch
Rydal East Elementary
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

THIRD PLACE

What is an aveage sensitive plant like after 6 and 14 weeks?
Christie Abel, Steven Bruno, Lindsay Irvine, Brian Landi- Grade 3
Adviser: Nina Marczyk and Debby Peters
Culbertson Elementary School
Newton Square, Pennsylvania

HONORABLE MENTION

What words do people associate with letters?

Gianna Mitchell, Tyler Unger, Mikaela Grumbach, Maddy Varner, McKenzie Retino, Elizabeth Warner, Brianna Owens- Grade 2
Adviser: Sandy Lieberman
Hathaway Brown
Shaker Heights, Ohio

K-3 First Place

Grade K-3 First Place

   
Grade 4-6

Grade 4-6 1st Place

Grade 4-6 First Place


FIRST PLACE


The secret science of super swimmers
Cody Marie Wild- Grade 5
Adviser: Sandra Wild
Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation
Altoona, Pennsylvania

SECOND PLACE

It's time for the origami frog olympics
Thomas Nguyen, Minh Dong, Nathan Shriner, Amira Khalaf- Grade 4
Adviser: Suzanne Kirby
Lincoln, Nebraska

THIRD PLACE

A cheaper shopping spree
Brian Sharkey- Grade 6
Adviser: J.P. Prager
Pine Richland Middle School
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

HONORABLE MENTION

During what school year do kids grow the most?
Gina Tran, Kay Kulek, Ana Carmona, J.T. Mar- Grade 4
Adviser: Suzanne Kirby
Clinton Elementary School
Lincoln, Nebraska

Does bad attendance and missing homework affect grades?
Erin Breaker, Katie Hobson- Grade 6
Adviser: Jason Malli
Baldwin Middle School
Guilford, Connecticut

   

Grade 7-9


FIRST PLACE


Fractures: Who, how, what?
Madeline Ripa- Grade 8
Adviser: Arlene Rea
Lux Middle School
Lincoln, Nebraska

SECOND PLACE

Got Sleep?
Katie Spielman- Grade 7
Adviser: Sheila Turkall
St. Dominic
Shaker Heights, Ohio

THIRD PLACE

How much does your backpack weigh?
Alexandra Whipple, Taylor Rosendale- Grade 7
Adviser: Patricia Smith
East Lyme Middle School
Niantic, Connecticut

HONORABLE MENTION

Are Super Bowl scores increasing?
Tyler Walton, Robert Vandegrift, Kate Holby- Grade 7
Adviser: Susan Richter
Palisades Middle School
Kintnersville, Pennsylvania

Grade 7-9 1st Place

Grade 7-9 First Place

   
Grade 10-12


Grade 10-12 1st Place

Grade 10-12 First Place

 

FIRST PLACE

Familial factors affecting student performance
Ann Marie Dvorak- Grade 10
Adviser: Paula Marshall-Schuetz
St. Joseph Academy
Cleveland, Ohio

SECOND PLACE

What is the role of domestic women in today and tomorrow's world?
Regina Wowk, Jacqueline Jamison- Grade 11
Adviser: Paula Marshall-Schuetz
St. Joseph Academy
Cleveland, Ohio

THIRD PLACE

Jobless Crooks?
Sara Magers,
Adviser: Jeffrey Bohl
Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center
Battle Creek, Michigan

   
2003 Project Competition Winners
   
Grade 4-6


FIRST PLACE-TIE


The secret science of super swimmers
Cody Marie Wild
Central PA Digital Learning Foundation
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Does type of liquid influence splat size?
Krysta Sackett and Jacob Beach
Clinton Elementary School
Lincoln, Nebraska

SECOND PLACE

Comparison of hours of sleep between second and fourth graders
Lyang Yu and Maura Lewandowski
Pittsburgh Gifted Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

THIRD PLACE-TIE

Chews to score higher on tests
Aaron Burrows
Hidden Forest Elementary School
San Antonio, Texas

Going the distance: A football kicking study
Aaron Matzke
Eastridge Elementary School
Lincoln, Nebraska

   
Grade 7-9

Projects


FIRST PLACE

Do personal traits affect one's desire for a 9/11 national holiday?
Kelsey B. Clark
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Bradenton, Florida

SECOND PLACE

Where d'ya get those eyes?
Liz Tuesrer
Oak Hall School
Gainesville, Florida

THIRD PLACE

The effects of alcohol inhibitors and inducers on the classical conditioning of the Apis mellifera
Russell Burrows
Winston Churchill High School
San Antonio, Texas

   
Grade 10-12


FIRST PLACE


Unseen, unfelt, and understated: The dangers posed to children by the use of arsenic-treated lumber in playgrounds
Katherine D. Van Schaik
Spring Valley High School
Columbia, South Carolina

SECOND PLACE-TIE

The effect of physical exercise intensity on the psychological stress in adolescent athletes

Joana Lupascu
Spring Valley High School
Columbia, South Carolina

An analysis of the influence of demographic and scholastic factors on the formation of interracial friendships among adolescents
Amiya Vaz
Brooklyn Technical High School
Booklet, New York

THIRD PLACE-TIE

The effects of electrolytic input power and fuel cell output load on the efficiency of a solar hydrogen system

Amreeta Gill
Troy High School
Fullerton, California

Are there any significant differences in waiting times at the offices of different categories of doctors?
Sisir Sai Rao
Andover High School
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Projects

 

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