Move over, baking soda volcano
Local students' science projects impress regional judges
Friday, April 3, 2009
Over a dozen burgeoning scientists from McPolin Elementary School, Jeremy Ranch Elementary School and The Colby School captured awards for their homemade science projects last Friday at the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair (SLVSEF) at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
SLVSEF is an annual regional competition for students in grades five through 12. A total of 356 students from 76 schools in Granite, Murray, Salt Lake, Park City and Tooele school districts entered individual or joint projects in the fair to be judged by representatives from various organizations including The Leonardo, the Utah Department of Transportation and Intermountain Mental Health, Inc.
Winners at the fair receive awards ranging from plaques to cash prizes. Although no one from Park City entered at the senior level of competition, six Utah students were chosen as Grand Award Winners and each received an $80,000 scholarship to Westminster College.