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University of Wyoming Dept. 3905

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307-760-2465

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Wyoming State Science Fair

 

2021 Wyoming State Science Fair Award Winners

Each winner of a category award receives a certificate of achievement, a ribbon, and a monetary award. Projects were judged based on compliance with International Science & Engineering Fair rules, creative ability, scientific thought, as well as thoroughness, clarity and skill shown in their work. 

 

Oh Deer!

Fisher Mills & Reece Woolwine (7th Grade), Pinedale Middle School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Animal Science Category 

  • Mini-Internship in Data Science hosted by WEST, Inc and funded by WY EPSCoR (1st Alternate)

  • University of Wyoming Geological Museum Jr. Division Award

 

The Effect of Drinking Liquids on Brine Shrimp

Emma York & Chelsea Wright (8th Grade), Big Piney Middle School
  • 2nd Place Jr. Division Animal Science Category 

The Effect of the Full Moon Phases on the Night Time Activity in Dogs, Cats, and Horses Behavior

Kamia Runyan (7th Grade), Big Piney Middle School
  • 3rd Place Jr. Division Animal Science Category 

 

Comparing Healing Time After Spaying Pediatric Cats Using Photobiomodulation

Juliann Healey (10th Grade), Cheyenne Central High School
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Animal Science Category 

 

Looking at Sheep DNA for Breeding Purposes

Hallie Ogden & Maylee Potas (10th Grade), Meeteetse Schools
  • 2nd Place Sr. Division Animal Science Category 

  • Laramie Rivers Conservation District Award

 

Cell Phones and Lunch Waste

Jonathan Mendenhall (8th Grade), Riverside Middle School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Behavioral Science Category 

  • Broadcom MASTERS Nominee

  • American Psychological Association Award

 

My Carbon Footprint

Cira Hampton (6th Grade), Lander Middle School
  • 2nd Place Jr. Division Behavioral Science Category 

 

Counting while Playing Sports

Anna Hartman & Brooklyn Leithead (8th Grade), Southeast Junior High School
  • 3rd Place Jr. Division Behavioral Science Category 

 

Effects of Time

RuthAnn Hesselbacher (11th Grade), Meeteetse Schools1st Place Sr. Division Behavioral Science Category 
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Behavioral Science Category 

 

High School FFA Knowledge

Skylar Tharp (12th Grade), Worland High School
  • 2nd Place Sr. Division Behavioral Science Category 

 

Genetic Effects on Fingerprints

Natylie Evans, Addalee Cunningham & Kaydence Guest (7th Grade), Big Piney Middle School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Biochemistry Category 

 

Finding the Best Pattern for a Safe Mask

Emily Tatum (7th Grade), McCormick Jr. High School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Biomedical & Health Science Category 

 

Hazards of Diffusing Essential Oils

Hallie Fuller (7th Grade), Lingle-Ft. Laramie Middle School
  • 2nd Place Jr. Division Biomedical & Health Science Category 

 

Mask O'Wonder

Decker Normington (7th Grade), Pinedale Middle School
  • 3rd Place Jr. Division Biomedical & Health Science Category 

 

A Second Year Analysis of the Medical Potential of Hemp-based CBD Oil

Matthew Werbelow (12th Grade), Greybull High School
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Biomedical & Health Science Category 

  • UW Department of Mathematics & Statistics 2nd Place Sr. Division Award

 

Bounce ... Bounce ... Bouncy Balls

Cambree Dicks & Madisynn Valdez (6th Grade), Powell Middle School
  • 1st-2nd Place Tie Jr. Division Chemistry Category 

 

Baking Soda in Cookies

Jordan Wilch (6th Grade), Jessup Elementary School
  • 1st-2nd Place Tie Jr. Division Chemistry Category

 

The Purpose of Eggs in Cookies

Magdalena Jones & Catie Langlois (7th Grade), Big Piney Middle School
  • 3rd Place Jr. Division Chemistry Category 

 

Egg Replacements in Baked Goods

Jack Bishop (10th Grade), Worland High School
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Chemistry Category 

  • UW Department of Mathematics & Statistics 3rd Place Sr. Division Award

 

Pandesal Bread

Shani Osorio Alcala (10th Grade), Worland High School
  • 2nd Place Sr. Division Chemistry Category 

 

Moisture in Concrete

Brooke Wright (10th Grade), Worland High School
  • 3rd Place Sr. Division Chemistry Category 

 

Application of Data Science and Visualization Concepts for Analyzing Patterns in Wyoming Wildfire Data

Padmalakshmi Ramesh (8th Grade), Laramie Middle School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Computer Science Category 

  • Broadcom Foundation Coding with Commitment Award

  • Broadcom MASTERS Nominee
  • WEST, Inc. Special Award in Environmental and Data Science
  • Mini-Internship in Data Science hosted by WEST, Inc and funded by WY EPSCoR
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research/Computational & Information Systems Laboratory Jr. Math/Computer Science Award
  • Powder River Basin Resource Council Bill Barlow Memorial Award
  • NASA Earth System Science Award
  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award
  • Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers Award

 

Can Corn Syrup Save Your Internet?

Ty Herrman (7th Grade), Carey Junior High School

  • 2nd Place Jr. Division Computer Science Category 

  • National Center for Atmospheric Research/Computational & Information Systems Laboratory Jr. Math/Computer Science Award

  • Ricoh USA, Inc. Sustainable Development Award

 

Smart Caretaker: A Health Band to Assist in the Care of Alzheimer's Patients

Zoya Khan (9th Grade), Cheyenne Central High School
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Computer Science Category 

  • ISEF FInalist

  • UW Department of Mathematics & Statistics 1st Place Sr. Award
  • US Agency for International Development Science Champion Award
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research/Computational & Information Systems Laboratory Senior Math/Computer Science Award
  • Wyoming Research Scholars Program Award (1st Alternate)
  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award
  • Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers Award

 

Moving, Mobbing, Mowing

Shanti Junker (7th Grade), Lander Middle School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Earth & Environmental Science Category 

  • Broadcom MASTERS Nominee

  • Laramie Rivers Conservation District Award
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration "Taking the Pulse of the Planet" Award
  • Powder River Basin Resource Council Youth in Conservation Award
  • Lesair Environmental, Inc. Award
  • Rocky Mountain States Section Air & Waste Management Association Award
  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award

 

Soil Organic Carbon to Identify Ecosystem Health in Three Zones Surrounding Dry Creek

Shelby Hoobler (8th Grade), Carey Junior High School
  • 2nd Place Jr. Division Earth & Environmental Science Category 

  • Broadcom MASTERS Nominee
  • Association for Women Geoscientists Award
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research/Computational & Information Systems Laboratory Junior Geoscience Award
  • Mini-Internship hosted by UW Biogeochemistry Lab and funded by WY EPSCoR
  • Rocky Mountain States Section Air & Waste Management Association Award
  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award

 

Can Humidity be Raised Artificially to Combat Wildfires?

Shane Keelin (7th Grade), Jackson Hole Middle School
  • 3rd Place Jr. Division Earth & Environmental Science Category 

  • American Meteorological Society Certificate

 

The Way of Water

Zoe Szymanski (7th Grade), Lander Middle School
  • Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association 1st Place Jr. Award

 

Removal of Dissolved Contaminants from Water through the Application of an Organic Filtration Methodology

Riley Thomas (10th Grade), Greybull High School
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Earth & Environmental Science Category 

  • UW Department of Anthropology Award

  • Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association 2nd Place Sr. Award 

 

Water pH Level

Court Gonsalez (10th Grade), Worland High School
  • 2nd Place Sr. Division Earth & Environmental Science Category 

  • Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association 1st Place Sr. Award 

 

Using Tracksite Observations to Determine Relative Speed of Dinosaurs

Isabella & Nolan Spears (9th Grade), Lingle-Ft. Laramie Schools
  • Anne Wolff Special Award 

  • University of Wyoming Geological Museum Sr. Award

  • 3rd Place Sr. Division Earth & Environmental Science Category

 

The Great Clay Debate

Kassi Hanson (8th Grade), Cody Middle School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Engineering Category 

  • Astronomy Jeopardy Winner of a Free Private Show at the UW Planetarium 

 

Engineering a Wind Splitter for Semi-Truck Cargo Trailers to Reduce Sail Effects of High Crosswinds

William Hibbert (8th Grade), Big Piney Middle School
  • US Metric Association Award

  • 2nd Place Jr. Division Engineering Category

  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award 

  • American Institute for Aeronautics & Astronautics 2nd Place Jr. Division Award 

 

High Carbon vs. Low Carbon: Which is Tougher?

Levi Wilson (8th Grade), Carey Junior High School
  • 3rd Place Jr. Division Engineering Category 

 

Utlization of a Polystyrene-Dense Metal Matrix to Reduce Radiation Exposure and Weight Characteristics

Seamus Bercher (12th Grade), Greybull High School
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Engineering Category 

  • International Science & Engineering Fair Finalist
  • Wyoming Research Scholars Program Award
  • American Institute for Aeronautics & Astronautics 1st Place Sr. Division Award
  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award

 

Snow Deltas

Thaddaeus Christensen (11th Grade), C.H.I.L.D. Homeschool
  • 2nd Place Sr. Division Engineering Category

  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award

  • National Center for Atmospheric Research/Computational & Information Systems Laboratory Sr. Geoscience Award

 

Lazer Turret

Travis Harrington (10th Grade), Newcastle High School
  • 3rd Place Sr. Division Engineering Category

 

Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem

Layla Dilworth (7th Grade), Powell Middle School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Mathematics Category

  • Broadcom MASTERS Nominee 

 

Folk Remedy Wound Healing

Sawyer Norton (7th Grade), Lander Middle School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Microbiology Category

  • UW Department of Anthropology Award 

 

The Effect of T4r Bacteriophages on Colonies of Escherichia coli B

Sakiusa Meador (7th Grade), Big Piney Middle School
  • 2nd Place Jr. Division Microbiology Category 

 

The Effect of UV Sterilization on Cloth Mask Bacteria

Tryzman Green (8th Grade), Big Piney Middle School
  • 3rd Place Jr. Division Microbiology Category 

 

The Effect of Marinades on Bacteria Growth on Steak

Hays Espenscheid & Zeferino Zuniga (7th Grade), Big Piney Middle School
  • UW Department of Mathematics & Statistics 3rd Place Award  

 

pH and Fermentation Rate of Yogurt

Olivia Shaffer (11th Grade), Worland High School
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Microbiology Category 

 

Broadhead Design & Target Penetration

William Knowlton (8th Grade), Southeast Junior High School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Physics & Astronomy Category

  • UW Department of Mathematics & Statistics 2nd Place Jr. Award

 

Draw Weight and Bow Penetration

Connor Moody (7th Grade), Southeast Junior High School
  • 2nd Place Jr. Division Physics & Astronomy Category 

 

Effects of Propellants on Potato Cannon Launches

Mackenzie Fixter (6th Grade), Lander Middle School
 
  • 3rd Place Jr. Division Physics & Astronomy Category 

 

Seebeck Effect

Heath Henkle (10th Grade), Newcastle High School
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Physics & Astronomy Category

  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award

 

Silicic Acid Affects Growth, Productivity, and Quality of Alfalfa: Year 2

Asriyah Islam (8th Grade), Laramie Middle School
  • 1st Place Jr. Division Plant Sciences Category

  • Broadcom MASTERS Nominee

  • WEST, Inc. Special Award in Environmental and Data Science
  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award

 

Effect of Acid Rain on Seed Germination

Makaila Merriam (6th Grade), Meadowlark Elementary School
  • 2nd Place Jr. Division Plant Sciences Category

  • UW Department of Mathematics & Statistics 1st Place Jr. Award

  • Mini-Internship in Data Science hosted by WEST, Inc. and funded by WY EPSCoR (2nd alternate)
  • Powder River Basin Resource Council Youth in Conservation Award
  • Rocky Mountain States Section Air & Waste Management Association Award

 

One Bean, Two Bean, Red or Blue Beam: Examining How Colored Light Affects Plant Growth

Katy Anderson (7th Grade), Lander Middle School
  • 3rd Place Jr. Division Plant Sciences Category

 

How Much Does Water Quality Account for Grass Growth?  Creek Water vs. Return Flow Water

Cael Espenscheid & Cole Walton (8th Grade), Big Piney Middle School
  • Lesair Environmental, Inc. Award

  • Laramie Rivers Conservation District Award

  • Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association 2nd Place Jr. Award

 

Cultivating Mars

Emily Donough (6th Grade), Rawlins Middle School
  • Wyoming NASA SpaceGrant Special Award

 

Investigating the Shelf Life of Cut Flowers

Gavin Schneider & Cole Venable (11th Grade), Worland High School
  • 1st Place Sr. Division Plant Sciences Category

 

Effect of LED Lights on Plant Growth

Zachary Fernandez (10th Grade), Worland High School
  • 2nd Place Sr. Division Plant Sciences Category

 

Investigating the Impacts of Hydrocarbon Exposure to the Quality of Agricultural Soils

Luke Serfass (12th Grade), Greybull High School
  • 3rd Place Sr. Division Plant Sciences Category

  • National Center for Atmospheric Research/Computational & Information Systems Laboratory Senior Geoscience Award

  • Wyoming Research Scholars Program Award (2nd Alternate)
  • Rocky Mountain States Section Air & Waste Management Association Award
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1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307-760-2465

Email: wyostatefair@gmail.com

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