Archer’s annual STEM Symposium is an opportunity for Los Angeles high school students who have completed independent or small group projects in STEM to present their findings. Students are invited to present their research in the fields of molecular biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

The Archer RISE Award honors exceptional young women for their innovative scientific research or engineering design projects that further existing knowledge or develop solutions to pressing scientific challenges. Finalists for the RISE Award are noted in throughout the online program and will be awarded at lunch on May 21.

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Saturday, May 21 • 9:15am - 10:30am
The Effects of the Yellow and Pink Light Spectrum on Aggression Levels and Behavior of Drosophila Me

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Chromotherapy, the concept of using color as a form of medicine, or photobiology, has the potential to be a noninvasive, cheap treatment to both psychological and physical conditions. This study will investigate the psychological. To test the extent of certain color spectrums on the psychological side, specifically behavior and sleep patterns, Drosophila melanogaster will be used as subjects for a variety of tests. Tests will focus on two contrasting color spectrums, yellow light, and pink light. After isolation, aggression levels in flies will be measured through fighting matches. Its predicted that one color spectrum will be more powerful than the other and will be able to instill the greatest noticeable effects in initial and secondary testing.


Isabella Moncada

The Archer School for Girls
The Archer School for Girls; Grade 12

Saturday May 21, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am
Dining Hall