2021 Science Fair Awards
Notable (for very good work) — Grace Bailey (3rd) Can a Fish Be Trained to Swim Through a Hoop?; Hannah Cuyugan (3rd) Popcorn Storage Temperature; Isaac Davis (3rd) Which Cup Insulates the Best?; Phoebe Gage (3rd) Which Paper Towel Absorbs the Best?; Reed Kroeker (3rd) Don’t Feel the Burn; Simon Richards (3rd) Does the PH of Juice Change over Time?; Engine Veloria (3rd) Fresh Flower Power; Heaven Bodine (4th) Phototropism; Kassandra Manoos (4th) Biogas from Garbage?; Sophia Shook (4th) Can Humans Taste Color?; Caelia Stokes (4th) Onions, OW!; Rachel Hazen (5th) Goat Cheese the Best; Nicholas Larsen (5th) A Dip Into Hydropower; Brooke Sexton (5th) My Clay Problems; Collette Shellard (5th) The Natural Food Rainbow; Alivia Shirtcliff (5th) Can She Hold It? (Spherification); Katelyn Tipping (5th) DIY Pastels; Sarah Yun (5th) It’s a Solid…It’s a Liquid…It’s Oobleck!; Oliver Delamotte (6th) Coffee Separation; Micah Fusco (6th) Battery Life; Trinity Ryan (6th) Polymer Madness; Kyrra Tucker (6th) Finding the Best Egg Substitute; Hayden Warren (6th) The Pressure’s On.
Outstanding (for excellent work) — Elianna Lantz (3rd) Is the 5 Second Rule Real?; Colton Mauch (3rd) Colors & Temperatures; Daisy Roberts (3rd) Best Natural Stain Remover; Atlas Hicks (4th) Bacteria on Household Surfaces; Emily Whitney (4th) Iron in Cereal; McKinley Mauch (5th) What’s Your Take on my Cheesecake?; Serenity Ryan (5th) Windmill Wonders; Electro Veloria (5th) Green, Green Grass; Kellen Garrett (6th) 30 Day Lockdown; Karis Sommer (6th) Which Wood Burns Hottest & Most Efficiently?; Skyla Stokes (6th) What Type of Milk Makes the Firmest Cheese?.
Superior (for exceptional projects, above & beyond) — Colton Mauch (3rd) Colors & Temperatures; Atlas Hicks (4th) Bacteria on Household Surfaces; Serenity Ryan (5th) Windmill Wonders; Karis Sommer (6th) Which Wood Burns Hottest & Most Efficiently?; Skyla Stokes (6th) What Type of Milk Makes the Firmest Cheese?
Notable (for very good work) — Darwin Hudson (7th) Design a target that indicates when you hit a bullseye (engineering design); Samuel Monteiro (7th) Does polluted water affect plant growth?; Lucas Spencer (7th) Which type of fruit and vinegar makes the best fruit fly trap?; Aidan Hunnicutt (8th) How well does wet newspaper stop bullets?; Daniel Yun (8th); Cayden Eckel (9th) Is there an upper limit for how much time you can spend trying to memorize something?; Benjamin Boice (10th) Which shaft size will make an arrow the most precise?; Kennady Trenkle (10th) How do sugary, caffeinated drinks affect the body and ability to do precision tasks?; Maggie Sewell (11th) How well do bioplastics break down?; Bryson Trenkle (11th) Design a generator that runs on rainwater through a gutter (engineering design).
Outstanding (for excellent work) — Timothy Kitchens (7th) Which hole size will make the best vortex cannon?; Justice Sorensen (7th) Which farm animals have the most bacteria in their mouths?; Sean Hazen (9th) Which carburetor works best on a go-cart?; Timothy Johnson (9th) Design a motorized hazelnut cracker (engineering design); Justus Ryan (9th) How does temperature affect the output of solar panels?; Oliver Summer (9th) Which propeller configuration will create the most thrust?; Grace Kitchens (10th) How do positive and negative words affect performance under pressure?; Penny Lester (10th) Design a mask that is more comfortable and allows people to breathe easier (engineering design); Heidi Lester (11th) Design a foot-operated page turner for musicians (engineering design); Jonathan Yun (11th) How well does bacteria resist bacterial phages?; Aidan Allen (12th) Design a 2D oscilloscope for observing sound waves (engineering design)
Superior (for exceptional projects, above & beyond) — Sean Hazen (9th) Which carburetor works best on a go-cart?; Timothy Johnson (9th) Design a motorized hazelnut cracker (engineering design); Grace Kitchens (10th) How do positive and negative words affect performance under pressure?