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Science fair winners

Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2000

On Feb. 26, the Eighth Annual Capital City High School Science Fair hosted 69 individual projects and 27 team projects involving a total of 134 students.

The projects were judged by 113 of Juneau's professional scientists, engineers, architects, homemakers and doctors.

All participants won a ``Science Fair 2000'' t-shirt. Scholarships and prizes worth more than $4,000 were awarded to more than 40 students during an awards ceremony.

Three projects were ranked as outstanding projects. Each team member received a $250 scholarship from National Bank of Alaska and an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) in Anchorage March 18-19. At the ASEF, students will compete for advancement to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Detroit May 7-13. The project titles, students and grade level are:

``How Chemical Surfactants (Dispersants) Affect Oil Spills,'' Benjamin Tuxhorn (9).

``The Effects of Age of Garlic Juice on the Potency of Garlic's Anti-fungal Properties,'' Sarah Moore (10) and Clair Imamura (10), with assistance from Lia Carpeneti (10).

``ACV Construction,'' Carl Broderson.

Six projects ranked in the second tier. Each team member received a $100 scholarship, and binoculars or a watch. These projects included ``Are We Hearing Too Much?'' by Mike James and Laine Rinehart; ``Deep Fried Fuel'' by Aren Musarra and Matthew Wendel; ``How Temperature Affects Bee's Consumption of Sugar Water'' by Lou Taylor; ``What is the Effect of Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar on E Coli?'' by Aera Hoffman; ``E Coli: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly'' by Kendra Barnes, Doug Honse, and Paul Barrett; and ``The Effects of Low Body Temperature on Mental Performance'' by Bonnie Moeller and Leah Wilson.

Seventeen projects ranked at the third tier. Each team member received theater tickets. The projects were: ``Magnetohydrodynamics'' by Karl Twelker; ``The Effects of Exercise on Mice Problem Solving Ability'' by Megan Kyle and Sophie Spencer; ``The Behavioral Response (Site Selection and Color Changes) of Different Sizes of Flatfish in Different Environments'' by Stephanie Orsi, Olena Lundquist and Anna Millard; ``How Does Genotype Affect Pesticide Resistance?'' by Melissa Campbell; ``Rotor Systems and Their Effect on Noise'' by Guy Barnes; ``The Time Duration of Acupressure on a Specific Part of the Body and How It Affects the Heart Rate of That Person'' by Andrew Bauer; ``How Does Relative Humidity Affect Pitch of a Violin?'' by Hanna Walsh; ``How Does Color Affect Taste Perception?'' by Kevin Shaw; ``How Giberillic and Imnoacetic Acid Affect Corn Growth'' by Sigrid Schelle; ``Optimal Antennas for VHF Reception'' by Reed Willis; ``Stereographic 3D'' by Brandon Andrews; ``Can We Create a Safe and Effective Weed Killer?'' by Liana Painter and Meghan Millard; ``The Affect of Location on the Phenotype of Auke Bay Fucus Seaweeds'' by Akemi Kunibe; ``How Oxygen Levels Affect Salmon Populations'' by Callan Janowiec; ``How Rate of Stream Flow Affects Micro-hydro Generator Power Output'' by Josh Finley; ``How Do Diets Affect Survival of Larval Zebra Fish?'' by Jonathan Lunasin; and ``How Concentration of Heating Oil Affects Live Fish Cells'' by Daniel Glass.

The following students received Special Awards: ``How Type of Flour Affects the Color and Size of a Cookie'' by Angela Young; ``Electromagnetically Powered Ball-Bearing Accelerator'' by Matt Voelckers; ``How Brewer's Grain Affects the Decomposition of Household Waste'' by Raul Chimelir.

Fourth Year Award for Seniors, which include a $100 scholarship for students who have entered projects during all four of their high school years were awarded to Kaitlyn Shaw and Allison Orsi. The Greens Creek Mine Award, a $350 scholarship, went to Britt Anderson for ``How Compression Affects Sound Output.'' Southeast Alaska Gardeners Association Awards ($50, $100, and $150 cash) went to ``The Affect of Location on the Phenotype of Auke Bay Fucus Seaweeds'' by Akemi Kunibe; ``The Effects of Age of Garlic Juice on the Potency of Garlic's Anti-fungal Properties'' by Claire Imamura and Sarah Moore, with assistance from Lia Carpeneti; and ``How Does Genotype Affect Pesticide Resistance?'' Melissa Campbell.

The Perpetual Motion Award and Iris Award went to ``The Effects of Exercise on Mice Problem Solving Ability'' by Megan Kyle and Sophie Spencer, and ``How the Number of Iterations Affect the Differentiation of Level of Detail at Different Magnifications (Mandelbrot Fractal Set)'' by Bryce Mecum.

The Juneau Home Economists Award, featuring a $100 scholarship, went to ``What is the Effect of Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar on E Coli?'' by Aera Hoffman. The University of Alaska Southeast Award, featuring a full year scholarship, went to ``How Rock Core Samples Vary in Conductivity'' by Jesse Stringer.

The Alaska Miners Association Award and $200 Fred Eastaugh Scholarship went to ``Triangle Prisms vs Quadilateral Boxes: The Ultimate Truss Design'' by Toby Harbanuk. The Juneau Amateur Radio Club Award, including $75 cash, went to ``Optimal Antennas for VHF Reception'' by Reed Willis. The Juneau Audubon Service Award, featuring a weather radio and plaque, went to ``How Does Acidity Affect Plant Growth?'' by Robert Quinto, and to ``How Does the Side of a Ridge Affect the Amount of Rainfall?'' by Woody Groves.

The Discovery Southeast award went to ``Waterfowl Calling'' by Erik Pedersen and Atlin Daugherty; the DIPAC Award to ``The Behavioral Response (Site Selection and Color Changes) of Different Sizes of Flatfish in Different Environments'' by Stephanie Orsi, Olena Lundquist and Anna Millard; the ``How Chemical Sufactants (Dispersants) Affect Oil Spills'' by Bejamin Tuxhorn; the Mt. Juneau Gastineaux Masonic Lodge #124 Award to ``Magnetohydrodymanics'' by Evan Twelker, and ``How the Number of Iterations Affect the Differentiation of Level of Detail at Different Magnifications (Mandelbrot Fractal Set)'' by Bryce Mecum.



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