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2017 DPS Science & Engineering Fair Results

Jan. 30, 2017
 

On Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, Denver Public Schools celebrated the exploration of science and engineering at the annual DPS Science Fair. More than 250 students from 11 middle schools and 18 elementary schools across DPS shared their discoveries, solutions and inventions with families and community members at the University of Denver.

Between judging and viewing projects, students participated in a day filled with learning and open dialogue about science activities. Congratulations to all DPS students for participating, and to this year’s winners:

Elementary School:  

  • Third Grade:
    • First Place: Liam Gamache, Swigert International School
      Project: The Impact of Paper Type on its Flammability
    • Second Place: Tillie Abercrombie, Southmoor Elementary
      Project: What’s The Dirtiest Thing in My Bed?
    • Third Place: Carson Brown and Dash Icenhower-Dobson, Lowry Elementary
      Project: The Effect of Activated Charcoal on the Color of Beverages
  • Fourth Grade:
    • First Place: Nolan Ottele, Polaris at Ebert
      Project: Do Older Buildings Have More Copper in Their Drinking Water?
    • Second Place: Trevor Gurule, Lena Archuleta Elementary
      Project: Eyes vs. Ears, Who Will Win?
    • Third Place: Caroline Mabey, Swigert International
      Project: Comparison of Stain Removers with and without Enzymes for Effectiveness on Different Stains
  • Fifth Grade:
    • First Place: Ayden Shurley, Cory Elementary
      Project: Does Washing Your Hands Longer Make Them Cleaner?
    • Second Place: Hailey Green, Westerly Creek Elementary
      Project: The Effects of Different Types of Salts and Sugars on the Rate of Ice Melting
    • Third Place: Ally Brady, Creativity Challenge Community (C3)
      Project: Magic Magnets
  • Best in Show:
    • Nolan Ottele, Polaris at Ebert
      Project: Do Older Buildings Have More Copper in Their Drinking Water?

Middle School:  

  • Sixth Grade:
    • First Place: Lia Dino, Skinner Middle School
      Project: The Effect of Antibiotics on Bacterial Resistance
    • Second Place: Gusten Sundstrom, McAuliffe International School
      Project: Pykrete or Bust
    • Third Place: Gabriella Isom, Skinner Middle School
      Project: The Effect of Stress on a Middle School Student’s Heart Rate
  • Seventh Grade:
    • First Place: Juno Gregg, Skinner Middle School
      Project: The Effect of Electricity’s Field on the Strength of an Electromagnet
    • Second Place: Kelvin Henry Benedict, Grant Beacon Middle School
      Project: Effect of Acidity on Galvanic Cells
    • Third Place: Katia Marusich, Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences
      Project: The Effects of Urine on Shower Drains
  • Eighth Grade:
    • First Place: Allison Jones, Bryant Webster Dual Language ECE-8 School
      Project: The Effect of Unwashed Hands on Food
    • Second Place: Grace Even, Skinner Middle School
      Project: The Effects of Different Disinfectants on E. coli Resistance
    • Third Place: Joshua Miller, Skinner Middle School
      Project: Effect of Sand Grain Size on Supportiveness of a Structure During Liquefaction Event
  • Best in Show:
    • Lia Dino, Skinner Middle School
      Project: The Effect of Antibiotics on Bacterial Resistance

DPS thanks the following for their support of this year’s event:

  • University of Denver for supporting students and hosting this annual event;
  • Community Resources, Inc. for their expert organization of judges;
  • All volunteers and judges for your time and support;
  • Teachers and families who helped student bring their science projects to life!

For more information on this event, visit curriculum.dpsk12.org or contact stephanie_spiris@dpsk12.org.