St. Constance Students Advance to State Science Fair

St. Constance School is proud to announce that students Matthew Burzec and Jakub Kapusta have been selected among roughly 400 participants to participate in the state-wide Illinois Junior  Academy of Science (IJAS) Exposition on May 13-14 at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. The students were selected due to the strength of their science fair project Bye Bye E.coli which was exhibited in the city wide competition at the Museum of Science and Industry. The project explores how quickly four different antibiotics reduce the population E. coli bacteria in a Petri dish; concluding through experimentation that Ciprofloxacin is the most effective.

The IJAS Exposition encourages students to seek answers to their own questions through scientific investigation. Exposition rules require students to follow a detailed scientific protocol throughout their project providing insight into cause and effect relationships and the importance of methodical scientific thinking.

St. Constance School (preschool – 8th grade) serves the Jefferson Park neighborhood and has been recognized by the state of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago for academic excellence for six consecutive years. Committed to developing the whole child through academic, spiritual and social growth, St. Constance strives to develop students that are responsible and compassionate in addition to being well prepared for the rigors of high school.