The curriculum at Marian includes Advanced Research courses which allows students to work cooperatively with local professors on college and university campuses, investigating real-world problems through scientific study. Marian annually partners with the University of Notre Dame’s QuarkNet Laboratory where students and professors conduct research for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
For many years, Marian students in the scientific research program have led the region in recognition for earning awards in regional, state, national, and international competitions. Often these students earn merit-based scholarships to colleges and universities based on their research experience and success at Marian High School. Most importantly, these students take with them real-world experience in the methods and practices of research, which often lead to new opportunities while in college and in their careers
Held February 28, 2020, Marian students earned 14 first place ribbons, 15 second place ribbons and 6 third place ribbons for their scientific research projects and presentations. Marian students also earned 26 of the 43 special awards presented.
This year, six projects from Marian were selected to advance to the all-state Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair (HSEF). Only ten projects each year from the entire fair can be selected to compete at HSEF. Madelyn Cerney, Tyler Cybulski, Solomon Letcher, Mark Potts, Talia Thornton, and Minji Yun will compete at the state HSEF on March 28, 2020, for a chance to earn more awards and potentially move on to the national competition. Good luck!