Freeport student recognized in national science competition

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Anne Lindsay, a freshman at Freeport Area High School, was recognized as one of the top 300 Broadcom MASTERS for a science project she completed during her eighth-grade year. According to an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review her project, titled “The Optimal Amount of Titanium Dioxide Needed to Reduce Bacterial Proliferation,” was an extension of research into natural water filters that she’d started in seventh grade. Her research aimed to find an effective and affordable way to filter water by studying how much titanium dioxide would provide the best filtration.

“She wanted to make sure that it would benefit other people,” said Freeport Middle School science teacher Eleanor Savage in the article. “She wanted to do something that would help others. She researched problems around the world.” Savage spearheads the school’s science fair club.

Lindsay has been competing in science fair programs since she was in sixth grade. She said she’s already contemplating what kind of project she’ll dive into for this year’s science fairs.

The Broadcom MASTERS competition is a national STEM competition for middle school students that encourages students to solve challenges presented by the modern world.