Fourteen students from Sheridan Junior High School qualified to attend the Wyoming State Science Fair held earlier this month on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.
Patrick Kuehl took first place in the materials engineering category, and received the Junior Broadcom Masters award. Alicia Thoney was awarded second place in the energy and transportation category. Honorable Mention awards were presented to Toby Jacobs in materials engineering and Anna Switzenberg in cellular biology. In addition, Aspen Malkuch received the Junior Genius Olympiad award.
The information was provided by school officials who say the fair provides an opportunity for more than 300 young Wyoming scientists to share their research projects. They went on to say that students are engaged in real-life science experiences as well as interacting with professionals in the field of their research. Student projects are judged by university staff and community professionals, through interviews and discussion in various categories.