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April 2, 2004
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South Dakota Tech Announces Science Fair Award Winners
Stevens High School students took home the top two awards from the 49th High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair held Friday, April 2, at South Dakota Tech.
Blake Campbell walked away with the top prize, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair trophy. His project was called “A Clean Break: A polycarbonate-clay nanocomposite as a glass substitute.” Campbell will travel to Portland, Ore., in May for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, where he will face the world’s best science fair projects. This is the second consecutive year that Campbell has won the High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Traveling with him to Portland will be Stevens High School student Vanessa Mahoney, who won the second place award Friday with the project, “Cepheid stars as distance indicators.”
More than 400 sixth- through 12th-graders brought their projects to South Dakota Tech for the event. The fair featured 350 entries from students from across South Dakota.
Students in sixth through eighth grades competed in one of the following categories: biological, physical and team. Students in ninth through 12th grades competed in one of these divisions: medicine and health, biology, chemistry/physics/mathematics, engineering/earth and space sciences and behavioral and social sciences.
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