Hey! My name is Ifenna Amaefuna. I am a rising sophomore at Cheltenham High School. Go Panthers! Two things about me. Track. Music. Science. Okay, three! I started running track back when I was a little boy (still a little boy compared to all of the other TRIP-ers) and music has been my life for all my life. I am also really interested in human anatomy and physiology and hope to possibly become an orthopedic surgeon in the future.
My project for TRIP is about the effect of Maca and Vitex, two natural human fertility enhancers, on fruit fly male/female fertility. To do this, I am exposing the flies to different concentrations of Vitex and Maca, and I am also exposing the flies to a combination of the two drugs. The main reason that I am doing this is because I want to test the reliability of the statements that advertisements make about these types of drugs. I am interested in this because I noticed that my mom was taking these drugs around the time when my little brother was born, and I wanted to see if it was actually effective.
If I had to compare, I would say that this summer was the best summer that I’ve ever experienced. TRIP is engaging, exciting, and certainly the best thing that I’ve ever experienced. The teachers are very good at communicating with us students at an individual basis and are very thorough in teaching and instructing. The students are just the same. They are helpful, kind, and really smart! This summer has truly been the best summer and couldn’t have asked for anything more.
I wish the best to all of you!
Author: Ifenna Amaefuna