November 2014, Volume 3 Issue 3 ISSN#2162-8092

JESS is a professionally reviewed academic journal which exclusively publishes original research articles written by high school students. Submissions are reviewed by college professors and research scientists, who are chosen based on their expertise in the area of science that each article addresses. Our mission is to teach students to write articles in the academically accepted format, promote student research, improve science literacy, and publish the most exceptional articles.


The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

Hedi Baxter Lauffer, PhD
Director, Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Interruptive Facebook Use Significantly Worsens Working Memory in a Digitally Enriched Learning Environment

Laela Zaidi1* and Nathan Mutic2
Student1, Teacher2: Joplin High School, 101 N. Rangeline Road Building D, Joplin, MO, 64804
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Atypical Structural Brain Asymmetry as a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

Ien Li1* and Serena McCalla2
Student1, Teacher2: Jericho High School, Jericho, NY
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Metabolic Profiling of Slowly Cycling Cells Reveals Differences in Glucose, Lactate, and Choline Concentrations in Melanoma Cells

Ishaan Parikh1*, Ms. Angelique Bosse2, and Sergey Magnitsky3
Student1, Teacher2: Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. E., Silver Spring, MD 20901
Mentor: University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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On the Usage of Musical Keys: A Descriptive Statistical Perspective

Ethan Paik Marzban1  and Caren Marzban2*
Student1: Home-schooled, Seattle, WA 98199
Mentor2: Department of Statistics, University of Washington,  Seattle, WA 98105-6698
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