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Inside Our Schools: Students earn scholarships, awards for STEM projects

Sat., June 21, 2014

More than 200 students from area middle and high schools got a chance to showcase their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects at the Spokane STEMposium at the Washington State University Spokane campus May 28.

Regional colleges and universities awarded scholarships at the symposium.

Two local students won scholarships. Jennifer White, of Rogers High School, received $2,000 from the WSU College of Science for her project, “Dermatophagoides Farina Protein Extraction.” Colton Cox, of Spokane Valley Tech, won $3,000 from the UI College of Engineering for “Remote Antenna Turner Controller.” Both also received superior awards.

Other local superior award recipients: Sabrina Judson, North Central, “Testing the Efficiency of UV Sterilization by Searching for and Identifying UV-resistant Bacteria”; Taylor Dewey-Buchanan, Rogers, “Extraction of Mite proteins by Use of Sonicators”; Joseph Hall, University High, “The One-Armed Violin”; Sabra Dunakey, Libby Center, “Creating a Better School Chair”; Darien McLaughlin, Oscar Arreguin and Sami Korff, Spokane Valley Tech, “Banana Filtration”; Cameron Scott and Harvi Toor, Riverpoint Academy, “Self-Sustaining Aquarium”; Erin Keifer, Sophia Paolino and Bethany Rondeau, Mountainside Middle School, “Let’s Not Let It Go to Waste”; Robinson Helm, Spokane Valley Tech, “Bio Gel”; Hailey Guyette, Jessica Lim and Kleopatra Deltchev, Shadle Park, “Evolution of Prosthetic Arms.”

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