2014-02-06 / Front Page

Local students win science competition

WEST LONG BRANCH — Monmouth University recently announced the winners of its fourth annual Stars Science Competition for middle school students. The Red Bank Charter School competed along with eight other schools for prize money to buy science equipment and supplies for their classrooms. The Red Bank Charter School won the third prize of $600.

Nevin Salem led the Red Bank Charter School team, which focused on the germs and quality of air in their classrooms. After a student survey, the team created an air filter made from a fan and a traditional furnace filter. The initial results showed that a lot of dust and allergens were collected in the filter. Filters were installed, and students were surveyed again and reported that they felt better and had fewer allergies.

The Stars Science Competition is sponsored by Commvault of Oceanport, which provided the prize fund, Monmouth University, which provided the venue and support, and The Stars Challenge, a science enrichment program for top middle school students.

For more information, visit www.starschallenge.org.

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