Guest Blog by Janelle Reasor
Marshall's teachers, parents, students and 25 community judges/interviewers were blown away by the 232 experiments and 17 demonstrations entered into Marshall's 29th Annual Science Fair this week! We are all very proud of our creative, curious young scientists! A record 24 projects will make their way down to Prescott next week for the Northern Arizona Regional Science Fair. Thank you to Russ Kasch, our volunteer judges (see all names below) and Marshall teachers for setting Marshall students up for success! Go Mustangs! *NOTE: Scroll to end of blog for the Marshall student winners at Regionals!
Marshall thanks the following volunteer judges and project interviewers for their valuable time and expertise:
Karin Wadsack, Project Director NAU ~ College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences
Alex Leonard, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Stephen Probert, Engineer W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Brenda Strohmeyer, Supervisory Biological Technician/CE Coordinator ~ Forest Service
Dr. Jamie Sanderlin, Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist ~ Forest Service
Dr. Karen Haubensak, Assistant Research Professor NAU ~ Department of Biological Sciences & Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
Ho Yi Wan, PhD Student/Research Assistant NAU ~ Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Anthony Hessel, PhD Candidate NAU ~Muscle Physiology
Spencer Jackman, Engineer W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Sharon Masek Lopez, Watershed Restoration Research Specialist NAU~ Ecological Restoration Institute & School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Shelly Sheperd, Information and Education Program Manager ~ AZ Game & Fish
Ed Anderson, Support Systems Analyst, Pr. NAU ~ Department of Physics & Astronomy
Stan Sutherland, Retired Physics Teacher
Mary Lara, K-5 Science Coordinator Flagstaff Unified School District
Susan Holiday, Flagstaff Arboretum
Sarah Oman, NAU Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Robin Cudworth, Post baccalaureate NAU ~ Chemistry
Phil Scandura, Aerospace Engineer
Alexa Brooks, Graduate Student NAU ~ Department of Biology
Chris Wirth, Graduate Student NAU ~ Department of Biological Sciences
Jake Perrins, Microbiologist, Chemist and Toxicology
Becky Beresic-Perrins, PhD Student NAU ~ Department of Biological Sciences
Travis Cluckey, Master’s Student NAU ~Department of Biological Sciences
Tanya Sutton, Graduate Student NAU ~ Biology
Victor Jimenez, PhD Student NAU ~ Department of Biological Sciences
Update from the Northern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair:
Marshall Elementary had winning students and their projects in every grade level!
Kindergarten: 3rd Place, Aden Philips, "Density"
1st Grade: 1st Place in Physical Science, Kaleo Pason, "Passive Solar" and 2nd Place, Analee Tingerthal, "Different Kinds of Snow"
2nd Grade: 2nd Place in Plant Biology, Linnae Kuehl, "Why do cut flowers dies so quickly?"
3rd Grade: 1st Place in Plant Biology, Asher Young, "Wheatgrass"; 1st Place in Animal Biology, Adey Pearson, "How will Habitat Disturbance affect Swainson Hawks?"; and 1st Place in Chemical Science, Mark Vasiliauskas, "The Ice Age: Freezing Point Depression".
4th Grade: Honorable Mention in Animal Biology, Kayla Phillips, "Does Price Matter?"; 2nd Place in Animal Biology, Samuel Jones, "How does age effect speed?"; and 1st Place in Physical Science, Cash Taylor, "Electric Quarters"
5th Grade: 1st Place in Chemical Science, Bekah Coe, "I can has cupcake"; and a sweep in Physical Science with 1st Place, Maya Harvey, "Hot vs. Cold: Rubber Band Edition"; 2nd Place, Riley Carpel, "Bubble Fun"; and 3rd Place, Sid Schultheis, "Frosty Mint"
Congratulations to all!