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2018 DPS Science and Engineering Fair

Jan. 24, 2018

2018 DPS Science and Engineering Fair   On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, students from across the Denver Public School District presented their scientific and engineering findings at the annual DPS Science Fair. Students’ projects communicated investigative findings as they scientifically answered intriguing and relevant questions about the world around them.Again this year we owe a huge “thank you” to DPS teachers, students, the University of Denver and Community Resources, Inc.   DU’s college of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Morgridge College of Education all contributed to making the fair a giant success! We specifically thank Nancy Sazaki, Keith Miller, and Cathy Grieve for all their behind-the-scenes work and support.   Over 200 projects were submitted this year, spanning 10 grade levels! See the next page for specifics about which projects were awarded prizes!   Community Resources, Inc. again this year provided the judges and the training for the judges. Without the organization and commitment this team has to students, the fair wouldn’t be the same. Thank you, Sue Edwards and your team, for helping to make the fair so successful!   Finally, thank you to all the DPS central-office employees who volunteered their time on a Saturday to help make the day run smoothly and successfully. Students first!     2018 DPS Science Fair Awards   3rd Grade   1st: Jonah Bellian 2nd: Quinn Ottele 3rd: Tyler Gurule   4th Grade   1st: Dylan Brainard 2nd: Alex Wilkerson 3rd: Charlie Asbenshade   5th Grade   1st: Mak Thompson 2nd: Aida Bozikov 3rd: Benjamin Farnsworth   3rd through 5th grade Best In Show: Jonah Bellian: The Effects of Sunlight on My Homemade Solar Cell   6th Grade   1st: Maxwell Benedict 2nd: Reese Ripley and Ollie Bungum 3rd: Kobe Brambilia   7th Grade   1st: Lia Dino 2nd: Skylar Kasnoff 3rd: Franklin Ridgeway 8th Grade   1st: Sophie Scholl 2nd: Juno Gregg 3rd: Kelvin Benedict 6th through 8th grade Best In Show: Lia Dino: The Effect of Jello Density on the Speed of Light   High School 1st Place and Best In Show: Isla Anderson: Anthropogenic Induction of Antibiotic Resistance by Sulfamethoxazole