Results from NJAS Science Fair
by Karen Malmkar
March 20, 2012
Results from NJAS Science Fair:
NJAS Science Fair participants: Kala Rast (3rd Place); Destiny Johnson (2nd Place - Quiz Bowl; 2nd Place Team); Alexis Malmkar (2nd Place - Quiz Bowl; 3rd Place Team); Garrett Flamme – 3rd Place; Megan Nelson – 2nd Place; Darienne Pokorny – 2nd Place; Brooke Pieke – 1st Place and State Qualifier; Alisha Dunlap – 1st Place and State Qualifier. Brooke and Alisha will compete in the State Contest on April 20th at Nebraska Wesleyan.
Results from Nebraska City Science Fair:
Those who competed in the Nebraska City Science Fair this past weekend. Those who placed in the Junior Division were Kala Rast (Honorable Mention) and Destiny Johnson (Bronze Medal).
In the Senior Division, those placing were Darienne Pokorny (Silver Medal), Megan Nelson (Gold Medal); Brooke Pieke (Silver Medal; National Meteorological Society Award), Garrett Flamme (Honorable Mention), Alisha Dunlap (Army Award, Air Force Award, and Stockholm Water Prize winner). Alisha will compete at the National Stockholm Junior Water Competition in Boston in June.
Congratulations on a job well done!
Upcoming events for the science fair include the Greater Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair in Nebraska City on March 24-25 and Nebraska Junior Academy of Science at Wayne State University on March 30. There will be 8 participants from Newman Grove this year. The students and the subject of their projects are as follows:
Senior Alisha Dunlap: Atrazine Effects on Amphibians
Junior Darienne Pokorny: Subliminal Messages
Sophomore Megan Nelson: Acne Medication Effectiveness
Sophomore Brooke Pieke: Field Tilling Systems Effect on Water Quality
Freshman Garrett Flamme: Laser Magnification
8th Grade Destiny Johnson: Lightning Strikes
7th Grade Kala Rast: Density
7th Grade Alexis Malmkar: Video Games and Cognitive Reaction
GNSEF in Nebraska City offers material prizes, cash prizes, and college scholarships. The first place overall winner can get an all expense paid trip to Pittsburg PA in May for the national competition.
NJAS at Wayne is our regional conference competition that determines if students will compete at the state science fair. NJAS State Science Fair will be held at Wesleyan University in Lincoln on April 20th. Brooke Pieke is our returning state qualifier from last year. If you know any of these students, please ask them about their projects. They have worked very hard to prepare for these competitions. Students take the time out of their busy schedules to participate in science research-it is not a requirement. Look in future publications for pictures of our students at competition.ast