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Program of the Month: Science Projects and Magicial Science-April 10,2019

Also voting on the 2019-2020 Officers (See nominations on right side)




About the Topic:

Witness as a gummy bear disappears into a dazzling display of fireworks. Be astonished as elephant toothpaste explodes high into the air. Be astounded as a 3,000-year-old genie is summoned from a bottle to reveal the mysteries of the ancient universe. Answer burning questions such as: Can swimming eggs fly? What are Frankenstein’s teeth made of? And why are goopy goobers so goopy? Science can be fun, and yes, even entertaining! 



Science Fair Show:  Cleveland ISA members selected three projects:


Ruth Anand - 10th Grade

Anand Homeschool Academy, Akron, Ohio

“SNAP THAT!  Using Camera traps with Artificial Intelligence and

Machine Learning to Identify, Sort, and

Analyze Wildlife data at the Bath Nature Preserve”

Nalin Gupta - 8th Grade

Solon Middle School - Solon, Ohio

“Maximizing Solar Energy:

Effects of Concentrators

Vikram Sundaram - 8th Grade

Solon Middle School - Solon, Ohio

“Fruit and Vegetable Powered Batteries:

Acidity vs. Voltage”




   Speaker: Regan L. Silvestri, PhD



Dr. Regan Silvestri is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. Professor Silvestri holds a Ph.D. in polymer engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and was also a lecturer on the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. His current research interests include characterization of the flavor compounds in bourbon whiskey. At Lorain County Community College, Professor Silvestri directs a student research group using gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy to profile the flavor compounds in unprecedented flavors of bourbon whiskey created by a novel technology aging process. He is a frequent consultant to the chemical industry specializing in petroleum analysis, analytical method development, and technical training of non-technical staff. Dr. Silvestri completed a volunteer service assignment in the United States Peace Corps as a Visiting Professor of Environmental Science in the Republic of Kazakhstan, where he lived and worked for four years.

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5:30-6:00pm, Social & Science Fair Exhibit Preview

6:00-7:00pm, Dinner

7:00-7:15pm ISA Cleveland Section Officer Voting

7:15-7:30pm  Our Science Fair Winners Project Descriptions

7:30-8:30pm, Speaker

8:30pm, Complete with Questions


Dinner at Tavolo 72 Restaurant inside the Cleveland Airport  Hotel


Chicken Parmesian- $20

Eggplant Parmesan- $19

Dortmunder Gold Tempura Fish & Chips- $18

Spaghetti Meatballs Marinara- $$20

All entrees include Italian bread, salad and non-alcoholic beverages:



Dinner: Individual check

Program: $5  support fee for Seminar-waived for students




Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport Hotel

7230  Engle Road

Middleburg Hts. Ohio 44130



Please use our link to Registration directly below:


Cleveland ISA Meeting Registration

Otherwise contact Phil Bisesi:

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Phone at 440-268-6485


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your phone number, if having dinner and PDH request



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