Daniel Gordon's Scientific Research Wins Gold Medal in
Congratulations to senior Daniel Gordon for winning the gold medal at the Philadelphia NAACP ACT-SO Competition for his scientific research titled "Bioassay of Asphalt Runoff Using Daphnia Magna". Daniel collected sediment from the parking lot at the Kindergarten Center and tested the toxicity at varying concentrations on aquatic life in the lab using Daphnia Magna, sometimes called water fleas. Daniel's project highlights the concern of stormwater runoff traveling through sewers and eventually reaching creeks and rivers. Daniel earned an all-expenses paid trip to San Antonio, Texas to compete in the national competition in July.
The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.