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.
This group conducted several experiments to understand the underlying structural qualities of high oxygen evolution reactions (OERs) and low OERs of iron oxide film deposits on fluoride-doped tin oxide plates. Structural differences on the molecular level were observed for deposits made with several different deposition and drying techniques using atomic force microscopy. In particular, the group studied the "coffee ring effect" on dried spots and were able to minimize those by placing spherical glass balls on the spots while drying, which led to a more even distribution of material.