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( April 9, 1997)
5 SDSM& T SKILL STUDENTS WIN AWARDS AT AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINERING SOCIETY NATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR
Five Indian students from SDSM& T’s SKILL ( Scientific Knowledge for Indian Learning and Leadership) Program won honors in the recent American Indian Science and Engineering Society ( AISES) National Science Fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Two of Tech’s SKILL students will represent AISES at the International Science Fair. Aelgifa Hong- Ruddy and Heidi Peterson won first place in the behavioral sciences team project category for their “ How It Works” project. The International Science Fair will be held ----?
The other SDSM& T SKILL students who also won awards at the AISES National Science Fair for their projects include:
Jennie Bissonette, hometown?: First Place- Traditional- 9th Grade Biology
Project: “ Growth Effects on Plants and Vegetables”
Alejandra Lara, hometown?: Third Place- 7th Grade Physical Science
Project: “ Inflation vs. Distance”
Cassie Brewer, hometown?: Special Award- 8th Grade Environmental Science
Project: “ How Does Storm Water Runoff Affect Rapid Creek?”
“ We are proud of these students on their achievements and interest in science. Our SKILL program at South Dakota is making tremendous strides in dedicated to increasing the involvement of American Indian students in science
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