Counting Trees at Steigerwald Lake NWR

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Two Magnetos visit CDC Atlanta

Marcus and Rachel visit the CDC in Atlanta as a result of their national championship in Disease Detectives. Mrs. Dean and Abe also visited.

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Orientation!

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Imagine This!

PULLMAN, Wash. – Students from Camas High School earned top honors at the fifth annual Imagine Tomorrow competition for their Nature’s Filter storm filter project and their Aquaponics system project.

More than 119 teams from 47 high schools from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana competed in the energy-focused problem-solving competition held this past May 18-20 at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.  In this competition, teams of two to five students competed in four categories: Behavior, Biofuels, Design and Technology.

Students Ryan Lim, Zach Hein, Carly Marshall, Ryann Bruno and Xianguang Yan designed a stormwater filter that would work with existing stormwater infrastructure. The filter uses microorganisms to break down nitrogenous pollutants, turning them into atmospheric nitrogen, and helps combat eutrophication, which can lead to excessive algae growth.  The project earned them a first place award in the Design category.  Each of the students received $1000 and the school received $5000.

Students Hope Richter, Edie Myers-Powers, Sophie Shoemaker and Esther Kwon placed third in the Design category with their Aquaponics design.  They successfully created a functioning system out of recycled materials in a Camas High School greenhouse where fish and plants are grown in a mutualistic relationship. Each of the students received $500 and the school received $1500.

This is the fifth year of Imagine Tomorrow. CHS has taken eight teams each of the five years and has brought home prizes each year. To learn more about Imagine Tomorrow, go to http://imagine.wsu.edu/

This event is sponsored by Bank of America, Boeing, Weyehaeuser, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliances, and BP.

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State Science And Engineering Fair Results – WOW!

The Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (SEF) finals were held last Saturday, March 31.  There were 540 projects entered in this year’s State SEF.  Camas School District had one project from Dorothy Fox and 15 projects from Camas High School.  9 parents accompanied their students to the fair.  One parent, new to SEF, summed up her experience by saying: “This feels like a ‘Big Bang’ convention.  It is so refreshing to hear this techno-nerdy humor from all of these kids.  I am so happy mine is here and I wish more parents would bring theirs”.

Emily Sheppard, fifth grader from Lee Ellen Lawrence’s classroom at Dorothy Fox, placed first in category with her project “Elevation and Temperature”.

CHS also had a good showing with 7 firsts in category, 3 seconds, 4 thirds, and 8 special awards.  Only one high school had more projects winning awards than CHS.  Below is the CHS projects listing:

Listing (place, entry#, name, short title, special awards:

2nd EV 261         Camas            Caroline Kealoha                       Lacamas Lake; Fixing Soil to Grow Brassica rapa, NASA Space Grant; and Ricoh Sustainable Development Award

2nd BI 274           Camas            Meghal Sheth                            Design and Analysis of Synthetic Peptide Based Protease Inhibitors,

** PH 262         Camas            Yushuan Peng                           Musical  Instrument Design

1st BE 258       Camas              Jonathan Liao                           Boys vs Girls in Active and Passive Learning,

3rd BE 251       Camas              Rachel Fadlovich, Camille Ritter  Learning the Kids Way, Outstanding Statistical Thinking Award

1st CS 248       Camas              Noah Encke                              Utilizing a Cross-Platform Mobile Software Engine to Develop an Application for a Client Company

2nd ME 263       Camas              Joanna Liao                              Improving the Process, Parkinsons Patient Registry

1st EM 275       Camas              Sophie Shoemaker                    A Recycled Aquaponic System-The Agriculture3 of the Future, Stockholm Water Prize

1st EN 250       Camas              Kyle Binder and Shicon Wen      Affects of Motor Oil on Pisum Stavia,

1st CB 286       Camas              Reesab Pathak                          Design of Novel Pro-Protein Convertase Inhibitors; Wolfram Mathematica Award, Ohio Wesylyan Scholarship (20,000/yr, renewable), WSU College of Arts and Sciences, scholarhip (2,500/yr renewable); Best of Show finalist

1st EM – 257        Camas              Elizabeth Nickerson                   Cleaning up an oil spill using ferrofluids in different proportions, NASA Space Grant

3 EM – 253         Camas              Jackson Merle                           Ferrofluid application in fresh and salt water oil spills

1st BE – 249            Camas                   Aaron Deml                  Exploring environmental teaching options

3rd ET – 256             Camas                   Jonathan Ho               Compost to Electricity

3rd EE – 259             Camas                   Lily Hsu and Philip Barlas               Wafer Failure Analysis and Stage Design Improvement

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SWSSEF Regional Team

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