PJAS is a competition where all students design and present the results of their own experiments. They are then judged against the criteria of a good experiment not judged against each other, so all students are able to win a 1st place award based on the merits of their experiment.
All students who participate and win a 1st place award at the regional competition are invited to present their experiment at the state competition in May at Penn State. This was the first PJAS competition held in person since February 2020.
Emma Currier won a 1st place award for her experiment "Effect of Air Pressure of a Soccer Ball on Height of Bounce”.Olivia Galluzzo won a 1st place award for her experiment "Analyzing the Effect of Scented Toys on Dog Interest Time”. Olivia also won the $100 PJAS Regional Directors Award for best zoology experiment in her age group at the regional competition.
Annalise Happe won a 1st place award for her experiment "Analyzing the Effect of Font Color on the Score of Reading Test”.Charlotte Liao won a 2nd place award for her experiment "Can Music Make Us More Creative?”.Ella Palmer won a 2nd place award for her experiment "Analyzing the Effect of Font Sizes on Test Scores”.
Hope Linge won a 1st place award for her experiment "The Effect of Constant UV Exposure on Sunscreen's Efficacy”. Hope also won the $150 prize from The Society of Analytic Chemists of Pittsburgh in her age group.