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2014 WSSF Winners - Complete List

 

Division

CATEGORY

Place

Student Name

Project Title

School Name

City

Region

JR

ANIMAL

1st TEAM

Kailee Behunin & Ashley Haratyk

Keep Calm & Hug A Dog

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

ANIMAL

2nd

Jordan Troxel

Dirt Diggers

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

ANIMAL

3rd

Ryan Miller

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Holy Name Catholic

Sheridan

SOUTHEAST

SR

ANIMAL

1st

Holly Ayers

Nutritional Value of Bird Seed and Wild Bird Preferences

Laramie HS

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

SR

ANIMAL

2nd

Caitlyn Hiser

Streambed Aggregate Preference of Oncorhynchus clarki bouvieri

Meeteetse

Meeteetse

NORTHERN

SR

ANIMAL

3rd

Arely Payan

A Mouse's Playlist

Southeast

Lagrange

SOUTHEAST

JR

BEHAVIORAL

1st

Fiachra Rottinghaus

The Reliability of Eyewitness Testimony: Effects of Hyperfocus and Distraction

Lander Catholic

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

BEHAVIORAL

2nd TEAM

Abby Hamilton & Lauren Fontaine

Like the back of my hand

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

BEHAVIORAL

3rd

Wyatt Ebben

Programming the Details

Burns Elementary

Carpenter

SOUTHEAST

SR

BEHAVIORAL

1st

Jacob Hobbs

Do video games affect the memory?

Newcastle HS

Newcastle

NORTHEAST

SR

BEHAVIORAL

2nd

Amanda Johnston

What Did You Just Say

Riverton HS

Riverton

WEST CENTRAL

SR

BEHAVIORAL

3rd

Callie Firminhac

Beyond Balance

Torrington HS

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

BIOCHEM

1st

Rachel Battershell

Blow it off

Wheatland MS

Wheatland

SOUTHEAST

JR

BIOCHEM

2nd

Skye Bensel

The Power Of Periderm In Peril

Tongue River MS

Ranchester

NORTHEAST

JR

BIOCHEM

3rd

Dani Masterson

Bubble Gum Memory

Torrington MS

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

BIOCHEM

HM

Tanner Toussaint

Blood Wonder

Pinedale MS

Pinedale

SOUTHWEST

SR

BIOCHEM

1st

Jarelly Castro

Berberine Compounds as a Potential Methodology for Controlling Activity of Select Membrane Proteins

Greybull HS

Greybull

NORTHERN

SR

BIOCHEM

2nd

Madison Crawford

The Future of Regeneration:  Detecting Novel Proteins on the Regeneration of Lumbriculus

Newcastle HS

Newcastle

NORTHEAST

SR

BIOCHEM

HM

Emily Zavorka

Mosquito Bait

Southeast

Yoder

SOUTHEAST

JR

CELL/MOLEC

1st

Makyela Sorenson

Meal worms

Greybull MS

Greybull

NORTHERN

JR

CELL/MOLEC

2nd

Bastian Hansen

Hot Potato:  How Heat Affects the Potato's Catalase Enzyme.

Casper Classical Academy

Casper

CENTRAL

JR

CELL/MOLEC

3rd

Amelie Gallegos

You Beta Believe It!

Sheridan MS

Sheridan

NORTHEAST

JR

CELL/MOLEC

HM

Anna Switzenberg

Searching for Patterns

Sheridan

Sheridan Jr. HS

NORTHEAST

SR

CELL/MOLEC

HM

Briana O'Ryan

The surprise then the question

Torrington

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

CHEM

1st

Joshua Arulsamy

Hot Chili Peppers

Homeschool/ Laramie JHS

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

JR

CHEM

2nd

Aletta Ziehl

Should you flush it?

Casper Classical Academy

Casper

CENTRAL

JR

CHEM

3rd

James Whiting

Pop Swap

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

CHEM

HM

Jess Leysath

A Sticky Situation

Big Horn MS

Big Horn

NORTHEAST

JR

CHEM

HM

Amelia VanWinkle

Cookie Test

St. Mary's Catholic

Cheyenne

SOUTHEAST

SR

CHEM

1st

Julianne Carlson

The Potential of Trona And its Derivatives as a Means of Reducing Sulfur Oxide Emissions

Greybull HS

Greybull

NORTHERN

SR

CHEM

2nd

Sarah Arulsamy

Preservatives in Processed Meat

Laramie HS

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

SR

CHEM

3rd

Rachel Hutchison

In Your Phace!

Riverton HS

Riverton

WEST CENTRAL

SR

CHEM

HM

 MaKenna Greenwald

Dry Ice Bubble

Lingle-Ft. Laramie

Lingle

SOUTHEAST

SR

CHEM

HM

Kerynn Rising

Cola Caviar

Torrington HS

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

COMPSCI

1st

William McInroy

Kinected Security

Laramie JHS

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

JR

COMPSCI

2nd

Sam James

Blind Gaming

Casper Classical Academy

Casper

CENTRAL

JR

COMPSCI

3rd

Qingfeng Li

Simulating projectiles with Calico

Laramie JHS

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

SR

COMPSCI

1st

Jingyu Li

Encouraging Creative Thinking in Robots Improves Their Ability to Solve Challenging Problems

Laramie HS

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

SR

COMPSCI

2nd

Austin Roberts

What Frames Fit?

Riverton HS

Riverton

WEST CENTRAL

SR

COMPSCI

HM

Bri Westman

The effect of cell phones on reception

Torrington HS

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

EARTH

1st

Landen Fuller

Impact of Solar Storms on GPS Signals

Lingle-Ft. Laramie

Lingle

SOUTHEAST

JR

EARTH

2nd

Mary MacGuire

Where Does The Wind Go

St. Anthony Tri-Parish

Casper

CENTRAL

JR

EARTH

3rd

Abigail Whitman

Out Came the Sun and Dried up All the Rain

Snowy Range Academy

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

JR

EARTH

HM

Matilynn May

Rock & Erode

Meeteetse Junior High

Meeteetse

NORTHERN

SR

EARTH

1st

Ryan Sylvester

Reduction of Nitrite Contaminants from Mine Effluent by Incorporating Treated Zeolite and Ion-Exchange Filtration

Greybull HS

Greybull

NORTHERN

SR

EARTH

2nd

Irving Ortega

Low Or High Porosity

Little Snake River Valley HS

Baggs

SOUTHWEST

SR

EARTH

3rd

Cori Gill

The Effect of Ash Fall on Environmental Temperature

Torrington HS

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION

1st

Jorden James

Effects of Inertia on Wind Turbine Blades

Wind River

Riverton

WEST CENTRAL

JR

ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION

2nd

Alicia Thoney

Go With The Flow

Sheridan

Sheridan

NORTHEAST

JR

ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION

3rd

Chance Burton

The Highs and Lows of Solar Energy

Casper Classical Academy

Casper

CENTRAL

JR

ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION

HM

Alex Schlattmann

Ethanol as an Alternative Fuel Source to Gasoline

Cloud Peak Middle

Basin

NORTHERN

SR

ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION

1st

Mike Espy

Renewable Sources of Energy: A Study of Low-Cost By-products, Cattle Manure, and Nitrogen for Methane Gas Conversion Production

Little Snake River Valley HS

Savery

SOUTHWEST

SR

ENERGY & TRANSPORTATION

2nd

Abigail Mitchell

Wind Turbines

Torrington HS

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

ENG: BIOENG-MATER

1ST

Sean White

Safe Kindling Splitter

Wind River MS

Kinnear

WEST CENTRAL

JR

ENG: BIOENG-MATER

2ND

Dillon Barritt

Fishing Line Strength

Upton

Upton

SOUTHWEST

JR

ENG: BIOENG-MATER

3rd

Kaci Schmick

Improving the Space Blanket

Southeast MS

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

ENG: BIOENG-MATER

HM

Toby Jacobs

Which Material is Loudest?

Sheridan

Sheridan

NORTHEAST

SR

ENG: BIOENG-MATER

1st

Katrina Haines

Towards Practicality

Southeast

Veteran

SOUTHEAST

SR

ENG: BIOENG-MATER

2nd

Sid Douglas

The Effect of Fluid Heat Sink on Voltage output

Newcastle HS

Newcastle

NORTHEAST

SR

ENG: BIOENG-MATER

3rd

Jared Court

The Effect of Density of Structural Integrity

Newcastle HS

Newcastle

NORTHEAST

JR

ENG: ELEC-MECH

1st TIE

Quade Saxton

To Hear or Not to Hear

Pinedale MS

Pinedale

SOUTHWEST

JR

ENG: ELEC-MECH

1st TIE

Patrick Kuehl

Toppled

Sheridan JHS

Sheridan

NORTHEAST

JR

ENG: ELEC-MECH

3rd

Julia Roberts

Light bulb filament thickness vs. light bulb filament life span

Greybull MS

Greybull

NORTHERN

JR

ENG: ELEC-MECH

HM

Molly Fehringer

Solar Gains With Dusty Panes

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

ENG: ELEC-MECH

HM

McKenzie Jordan

Tip the Air

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

SR

ENG: ELEC-MECH

1st

Tanner Bateman

The Effects of Interference on Voltage

Newcastle HS

Newcastle

NORTHEAST

SR

ENG: ELEC-MECH

2nd

Trace Buckert

The Effect of temperature on Ferrofluid properties.

Newcastle HS

Newcastle

NORTHEAST

SR

ENG: ELEC-MECH

3rd

JP Ely

Make it or Break it

Little Snake River Valley HS

Slater, Colorado

SOUTHWEST

JR

ENVMGMT

1st

Cayley Fleischman

Can Nanotechnology Help Clean Up Oil Spills?

St. Anthony Tri-Parish

Casper

CENTRAL

JR

ENVMGMT

2nd

Shane Karajanis

Where The Future Isn't Thrown Away.

Sheridan Jr. HS

Sheridan

NORTHEAST

JR

ENVMGMT

3rd

Kade Williams

Savin’ Water

Pinedale MS

Pinedale

SOUTHWEST

SR

ENVMGMT

1st

Connor Coughenour

Efficient Watering

Natrona County High School

Casper

CENTRAL

SR

ENVMGMT

2nd

Mary Ridenour

Addressing Salinity in Greenhouse Soil

Southeast HS

Yoder

SOUTHEAST

SR

ENVMGMT

3rd

Mason Sundstrom

The Effect of Phytoremediation on Heavy Metals

Newcastle HS

Newcastle

NORTHEAST

SR

ENVMGMT

HM

Brooklyn Graybill

An analysis of Pseudomonas putida metabolic rates in the bioremediation of hydrocarbons in varying salinity levels

Meeteetse

Meteetse

NORTHERN

JR

ENVSCI

1st

TIE

Caitlyn Crum

Green?  The Analysis of Environmentally-Friendly and Traditional Detergent on Invertebrate Organisms

Meeteetse JHS

Meeteetse

NORTHERN

JR

ENVSCI

1st

TIE

Atalie Thatch

In A Flash Regrowth In Ash

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

ENVSCI

2nd  TIE

Levi Crawford

Shell Shock

Pinedale MS

Pinedale

SOUTHWEST

JR

ENVSCI

2nd TIE

Michael Ogden

Go with the Flow

Poison Spider

Casper

CENTRAL

JR

ENVSCI

3rd

Cole Nelson

Water, water, everywhere nor any drop to drink.

Wind River MS

Riverton

WEST CENTRAL

SR

ENVSCI

1st

Cierra Carlson

Nanofiber Cellulose Zero Valent Iron Filtration: Potential for Reduction of Water-Borne Particulate and Microbial Contaminants

Greybull High

Sheridan

NORTHEAST

SR

ENVSCI

2nd

Gillian Fahey

The Beginning Of Disaster

Riverton Hs

Riverton

WEST CENTRAL

SR

ENVSCI

3rd

Slater Kaisler

The Heat Exchanger

Little Snake River Valley Hs

Baggs

SOUTHWEST

JR

MATHSCI

1st

Noah Gans

Pairs in Pops: Counting Wyoming Wolves

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

MATHSCI

2nd

Kristen Collingwood

Developing the Methodology for Sphericity and Aspect Ratio by Utilizing Lasers

Greybull MS

Greybull

NORTHERN

JR

MATHSCI

3rd

Gracen Curtis

Beauty Revealed: The Analysis of Beauty Perception and Phi Measurements

Greybull MS

Greybull

NORTHERN

SR

MATHSCI

1st

Sarah Shader

Weighted Catalan Numbers and Their Divisibility Properties

Laramie High School

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

SR

MATHSCI

2nd

Katie Porter

The Mathematical Analysis of Music and the Presence of Patterns and Algorithms

Meeteetse

Meeteetse

NORTHERN

SR

MATHSCI

3rd

Jannel Mead

Divide and Conquer

Cheyenne South HS

Cheyenne

SOUTHEAST

JR

MED-HEALTH

1st  TIE

Emilee Robins

Bear Hugs & B.M.I.

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

MED-HEALTH

1st TIE

Macy Jacobson

Just a Spoonful of Honey

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

MED-HEALTH

2ND TIE

Nicole Dillon

Soft as a Baby’s Bottom

Holy Name Catholic

Sheridan

NORTHEAST

JR

MED-HEALTH

2nd TIE

Skyler Wrage

Investigating the Carcinogenic Properties of insect repellents through analysis of mutations in fruit fly colonies

Greybull MS

Greybull

NORTHERN

JR

MED-HEALTH

3RD

Eliza Walker

This Will Make Your Liver Shiver!

Pinedale MS

Pinedale

SOUTHEAST

SR

MED-HEALTH

1st

Mrudhula Baskasan

Shocked

Laramie High School

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

SR

MED-HEALTH

2nd

Kelsey Wood

Thermal Energy & Quantum Energetics On An Injury

Newcastle High School

Newcastle

NORTHEAST

SR

MED-HEALTH

3rd

BayLee Ferguson

Keeping Things Clean

Midwest

Midwest

CENTRAL

SR

MED-HEALTH

HM

Brenna Lindsey

Does Elevation Increase Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality Rates in the United States?

Laramie HS

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

JR

MICRO

1st

Liam Brown

A Spicy Solution

Holy Name Catholic School

Sheridan

NORTHEAST

JR

MICRO

2nd

Aeriana Roth

Zap your zit

Holy Name Catholic School

Sheridan

NORTHEAST

JR

MICRO

3rd

Chase Bolding

H2 Uh-Oh

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

SR

MICRO

1st

Kara Michelena

Antimicrobials From Wyoming Cacti; Am Evaluation of Potential Extract Effectiveness Using Opuntia Species

Greybull High

Greybull

NORTHERN

SR

MICRO

2nd

Rachel Graham

Culturing and identifying the oral flora of the ursus arctos horribilis for antibiotic sensitivity testing

Riverton

Riverton

WEST CENTRAL

SR

MICRO

3rd

Tristina Neumann

Saliva Species and Bacterial Growth

Southeast

Yoder

SOUTHEAST

JR

PHYSICS

1st

Sierra Spears

Using Bubble Wrap to Minimize Hail Damage

Torrington MS

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

PHYSICS

2nd

Li Platz

Protect your eyes while the sun shines

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

JR

PHYSICS

3rd

Liz Stephens

Blood Spatter Not Splatter

Upton MS

Upton

NORTHEAST

JR

PHYSICS

HM

Makayla McPherson

What a Drag?

Lander MS

Lander

WEST CENTRAL

SR

PHYSICS

1st

Lia Eggleston

Time and Radiation Domain in Star-like Objects:  Relating the Intrinsic Colors of Quasars to their Photometric Redshifts

Homeschool

Laramie

SOUTHEAST

SR

PHYSICS

2nd

Karissa Harves

Measuring the Speed of Light

Southeast High School

Yoder

SOUTHEAST

SR

PHYSICS

3rd

Jae Marie Whitney

Light even in the darkest matter: the effect of Dark matter on the color spectrum

Newcastle High School

Newcastle

NORTHEAST

SR

PHYSICS

HM

MaKenzie Valerio

pH Be Gone

Riverton High School

Riverton

WEST CENTRAL

SR

PHYSICS

HM TEAM

Elizabeh Chavarria & Mackenzy Paschich

The Effect of the Number of Pendulum Balls on Oscillation Period.

Torrington HS

Torrington

SOUTHEAST

JR

PLANT

1

Rachel Lebsack

Gravity: Friend Or Foe?

Wheatland MS

Wheatland

Southeast

JR

PLANT

2

Eduardo Burgos

How is the Health and Geometry of Spirulina Algae Affected by Changes in the Initial pH of the Environment?

Greybull MS

Emblem

Northern

JR

PLANT

3

Conner Whitman

Is Pigment Change in the Trees Within an Aspen Clone Influenced by Age or Health Status?

Laramie JHS

Laramie

Southeast

SR

PLANT

1

Darbi Schlenker

Bio-Management of the Sugar Beet Cyst Nematode

Meeteetse

Meeteetse

Northeast

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