Student takes blue ribbon at State Science Fair

CARMEL VALLEY — Sara Frank, an eighth-grade student at San Diego Jewish Academy, placed first at the California State Science Fair on May 17 competing against 960 other students from across California.
Sara received an invitation to the competition after receiving four professional society awards, first place in the Medicine category and the Sweepstakes Award at the Greater San Diego Science Fair. At the end of the state competition, Sara was awarded first place in the Human Biology category for her project “Do You See What I See.”
Sara’s project hypothesized that individuals see colors differently based on their age and gender. Sara used an LED light box that employed varying degrees of color to test her hypothesis and found that it was true, especially in men.
Sara’s findings have everyday applications in clothing, signage and medicine, especially in pills, which often use color for differentiation.
“I have an interest in both biology and engineering, so with this project I was able to combine these two topics,” Sara said.

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