2021 Academy of Science - St. Louis Science eFair awards

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2021 Academy of Science - St. Louis Science eFair!

From: Ashley Newport <>

To: David Haselbauer <>

Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 10:48:30 AM CDT

Subject: 2021 Science Fair Awardees!

Hi David!

Thank you so much for sponsoring special awards at the 2021 Academy of Science - St. Louis Science eFair! We really appreciate your dedication to helping students in the St. Louis area explore their world through scientific investigations. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers - St. Louis Section has inspired so many children through the years! THANK YOU!

Below is the list of awardees, and attached are images of their projects 

There is also a thank you note from one of the students, and I will forward the other thank you notes to you as we receive them.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you! I hope you are having a great summer!

Sequence #1026

Kareena Kanumury

Constructing Biodegradable Plastics from Everyday Materials

Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) Upper School

Grade 10

$300 MOST 529

Sequence #1516

Eleanor McArthur

Algae as an Indicator of Water Pollution and an Unhealthy Ecosystem

Cor Jesu Academy

Grade 12

$200 MOST 529

Sequence #1752

Ronak Mohanty


Crossroads College Prep School

Grade 9

$100 MOST 529

Thank you so much for your generosity. It's such an honor to get an award from you all! I chose this project because I wanted to make an environmental impact and I wasn't seeing enough of an impact from commercial companies today. The usage of chemicals harms the organic biodegration of bioplastics as well as harm wildlife. I was surprised how using organic ingredients I could make a bioplastic that biodegraded 23% faster than the commercial ones. I didn't think homemade ingredients would produce such an efficient bioplastic and I actually thought that usage of chemicals would decompose the plastics faster, but not always. Receiving this award means so much to me and I really value your consideration of my project. Thank you again!  - Kareena K., Grade 10


Ashley Newport

STEM Special Projects Senior Coordinator//  314-289-1402 //

The Academy of Science – St. Louis @