MERCERVILLE — Emma Shamblin has earned excellent ratings at the State Science fair for her project on Chromatic Adaptation.
Shamblin, an eighth grade student at South Gallia, chose to explore chromatic adaptation, which is the process by which the eyes can be deceived into seeing an object that is not there. A common example of this would be posts online where the viewer must stare at one image for a length of time, then stare at a second image and see the first as well.
At the state level Shamblin earned at 33 excellent rating. If she had earned a 36, she would have earned a trip to nationals.
“I first started doing this in class for our school science fair,” said Shamblin.
After that, she attended the county science fair and districts, where she earned a 36, propelling her to the state level.
“I didn’t really want to do it at first, I enjoy history more. But once I got into it I was really excited about it,” stated Shamblin.
She had this to say to her peers: “Don’t be afraid to try something just because you don’t like it. You never know what you might be interested in.”
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.
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