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Bioscience Students Present Capstone Projects, Scholarship Winners Announced

EFCTS Bioscience instructor, Kelly Lewis, stands with three of her students that were awarded scholarships as part of their capstone project presentation. The students are lined up to her left and presenting certificates acknowledging their accomplishment.Bioscience instructor, Kelly Lewis, presents this year's senior capstone project scholarship winners. (L-R: Aiden Walz, Frankie Nuss, Stella Brofford)


March 6, 2023  |  EFCTS

The students and staff of the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools Bioscience satellite program celebrated their 10th annual capstone project presentation event in mid-February, where senior students shared projects displaying the culmination of knowledge obtained in the program. Three students were selected to receive scholarships for their exceptional work.

A total of 19 students presented their capstone projects to a host of local judges that included alumni, community leaders, academic researchers, and professionals in related fields. All projects were evaluated and the top three were selected to receive scholarships, generously donated by the Gahanna Rotary, which totaled $1,750. 

The top three projects selected by the panel of judges included: 

First Place: Frankie Nuss (Gahanna Lincoln), Apple Cider Vinegar Dilutions as Inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus

Second Place: Aiden Walz (Gahanna Lincoln), Differences in Concentration of Microplastics in Farm-Raised vs. Wild-Caught White Shrimp

Third place: Stella Brofford (Gahanna Lincoln), The Effect of Propylene Glycol on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna

The Bioscience capstone project is an independent experiment that each student carries out during class time at their high school, or while visiting a mentor at their facilities. Students can work with a mentor, or totally on their own. They can get as creative as they want within the parameters of working in a secondary school setting, and will typically spend 3-6 months total on the project.

Congratulations to all of our students that presented in the annual capstone event, as well as all of our judges for donating their time to participate.

The Bioscience seniors group together for a photo at this year's capstone project presentation event.Congratulations and well done to all of our Bioscience students presenting in this year's capstone event.


Bioscience is a two-year, Eastland-Fairfield satellite program that is housed at Gahanna Lincoln High School, inside Clark Hall. The program uses a research- and experiment-based curriculum to educate students in the areas of bio-engineering, microbiology, molecular biology, and other related fields. For more information about the Bioscience program, please visit www.EastlandFairfield.com/Bioscience

About Eastland-Fairfield
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools is the seventh-largest career and technical education district, geographically, in the State of Ohio. We serve more than 5,000 students in 16 school districts throughout Franklin, Fairfield and Pickaway counties. Eastland-Fairfield provides more than 35 programs to over 1,600 high school and adult students. The district has two main campuses — Eastland Career Center in Groveport and Fairfield Career Center in Carroll, with satellite locations at four of our associate high schools: Gahanna Lincoln, Groveport Madison, New Albany, and Pickerington North. 

Founded in 1969. Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools’ mission is to engage, enrich, and equip students every day in every experience. We prepare students to pursue their life’s next E: Employment, Enlistment, Entrepreneurship, and/or additional Education. Visit us online at www.eastlandfairfield.com and follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube, and LinkedIn for regular updates, fun content and information.

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