Park City students compete in state science competition
The Salt Lake Science and Engineering Fair took place March 20 – 22 at the University of Utah.
The competition provides students in the 5th through 12th grades from school districts around the state the opportunity to present their scientific work and interact with experts in their field to receive feedback on their efforts.
Science projects that stood out were selected to represent Utah at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair being held in Phoenix, Ariz. May 12 – 17. Only five students were awarded this honor.
Two students representing Park City were selected to make the trip to the ISEF for their outstanding work.
Maddie Reed of Park City High School and Elizabeth Prucka from Treasure Mountain were chosen as observing alternates and will travel to Phoenix to observe the Intel ISEF. Their project focused on “Guns, Flames, and Steel: Modern Armor for Modern Warfare.
Other top placers:
Elementary Division (Grades 5-6)
Biology & Biochemistry – First: Emma Strong-Conklin
Ecker Hill Middle School: For Young Ears Only?
Chemistry – Second: Elise Kim
Parley’s Park Elementary: How Can I Make the Warmest Hand Warmer?
Engineering & Computer Science – Second: Allison Horowitz
Parley’s Park Elementary: Give Me A Lift!
Junior High Division (Grades 7-8)
Plant Sciences – Second: Sam Mason, Adam Hodgson
Ecker Hill Middle School: How Does Weed Killer Effect Genetically Modified Plants?
Mathematical Sciences – Third: Zane Schemmer
Ecker Hill Middle School: Sugar By Light
Senior Division (Grades 9-12)
Animal Sciences – Third: Elena Langan
Treasure Mountain: Horse’s Short Term Memory
Engineering: Materials & Civil – First: Maddie Reed, Elizabeth Prucka
Park City High and Treasure Mountain: Guns, Flames, and Steel: Modern Armor for Modern Warfare
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