Poudre School District high school and middle school students gave outstanding presentations at the 57th annual Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair held recently at Colorado State University.
Rocky Mountain High School senior Kelli Lynch is the first PSD student to earn a spot three times at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May in Pennsylvania.
At the 57th annual Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, Lynch was awarded first place in the Microbiology Division, which came with $200, an external hard drive and a medal. Lynch also won the following special awards:
• American Water Works Association, Rocky Mountain Section & Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association: 1st place, $400 and a certificate
• Society of Women Engineers Rocky Mountain Section: 1st place, $100 and a certificate
• Ryan Patterson Scholarship: 1st place, $2000 to be spent on college of choice
• Jessica Constant, PHS junior, - placed 1st in the Math and Computer Science category. She also won the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award, 25% tuition from Colorado School of Mines, 25% tuition from Adams State College, and 25% tuition from CSU.
• Gerri Roberts, PHS junior, - placed 1st in the Chemistry division (Hannah West, a Windsor High School student was her partner on the project. Their project also won the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award, Colorado Chemistry Teachers Assoiciation Award, Yale Science and Engineering Award (Best 11th grade project), $1000 scholarship from CSU (each), and $5000 scholarship from Adams State (each).
• Maddy Olver – 2nd place in the Animal Sciences division ($100 and medal); Broadcom MASTERS Nomination; Colorado Foundation for Agriculture award ($50 and a certificate)
• Clint Sexton – 3rd place in the Engineering division ($50 and medal); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers award ($100); Inventor’s Roundtable award ($100, free patent search valued at $499)
• Rebecca Erickson - Pioneers of Science following in the steps of Rosalie Edge award ($30 and certificate)
• Madison MacDonald – honorable mention in the Microbiology division
• Kaitlyn Carson - Colorado Veterinary Medical Association award ($100 and certificate); honorable mention in the Medicine and Health division.
• Alex Roerty - Broadcom MASTERS Nomination; first place in the Physics division ($200 and medal)