Science and engineering fair winners
The 55th annual West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair, hosted by Fairmont State University's College of Science and Technology, was held at FSU on Saturday, March 29.
Forty-one participants in ninth through 12th grades representing 14 high schools from across the state gathered to share ideas, showcase science and technology projects and compete for awards and sponsorship to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
The following high schools participated in the event: Berkeley Springs, The Country Day School, Doddridge County, Faith Christian Academy, Frankfort, Hedgesville, Huntington, Jefferson, Keyser, Martinsburg, Moorefield, Musselman, Pendleton County and Withrow Education Center.
Students entered projects in the following categories: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Physics and Zoology.
The grand prize winner received sponsorship to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta, Ga., on May 11-17. The grand prize winner was Sarah Sellers from Hedgesville High School whose project in the Mathematics was titled Eisenstein Prime Magic Square. Runner up was John Creamer of Jefferson High School whose project in Zoology was titled The Long-Term Effect of Ethanol on Fruit Flies.
Students from Berkeley Springs High School were presented with category awards: Sabrina Barnes, behavioral and social science, second place; Jenny Burdock, biochemistry, second place.
The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the West Virginia Research Fund administered by the Division of Science Research made financial contributions to the WVSSEF.