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Cloquet students participate in 2010 MN Academy of State Science Fair

Twenty-five Cloquet students, mentors Cynthia Welsh, Cynthia Edwardson and Tim Anderson, and teachers Johanna Olson and Amy Jackson attended the Minnesota Academy of Science State Science Fair at the Crown Plaza Riverfront in St. Paul.

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Twenty-five Cloquet students, mentors Cynthia Welsh, Cynthia Edwardson and Tim Anderson, and teachers Johanna Olson and Amy Jackson attended the Minnesota Academy of Science State Science Fair at the Crown Plaza Riverfront in St. Paul.

Cloquet students were awarded many special awards at the fair. Ninth-graders Marlena Duke and her partner Angela Moynan were presented with the American Chemical Society Award.

Courtney Jackson, a junior, and Chelsie Derrick, a sophomore, received the Association for Women Geoscientist Award for a project that exemplifies excellence in geosciences.

Kaitlyn Litke, a Cloquet eighth-grader, was presented with the American Fisheries Award for a project that best demonstrates the potential for long-term benefits for a clean environment.

Logan Pallin, a senior, Bethany Rosemore, a sophomore, and her partner Benedict Scheuer, a senior, were presented with the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Pallin also was honored with the first place Pentair Award, and WSB Engineering Excellence Award.

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Senior Amelia Udenberg was given the SAS Data Visualization and Discovery Award for demonstrating the most effective use of data visualization to describe a problem or solution.

Brianna Peterson, a senior, was bestowed with the first place Ecolab Food Safety Award, and first place Excellence in Environmental Health Science Award.

The following MN Academy of Science project Grand Awards were won by Cloquet students:

  • Silver Grand Award (given to the top 15 percent of the projects at the state fair) - Logan Pallin's project titled "Engineering a rain garden to control road runoff -and are they the best run-off management practice: Phase IV," and Courtney Jackson's project titled "Mapping Venus-The use of Magellan radar data to determine the overall geologic history, how the area varies in space and time and if a landform formed endogenetic or exogenetically-Phase III" were awarded the Silver Grand Award medal.
  • Bronze Grand Award - Seniors Amelia Udenberg, "The effect of rapid cognition on standardized tests," and Ben Scheuer and his partner Cloquet junior Bethany Rosemore with their project titled "The influence of temperature differentiation on embryo Female-to-Male Sex reversal in Medaka, Oryzias latipesas-phase II" were given the Bronze Grand Award along with junior Trevor Neff for his project tilted "The effect of texture on aerodynamic drag: A wind tunnel analysis"; ninth-graders Angela Moynan and her partner Marlena Duke for their project "Phantom Pharmaceuticals: What effect does ibuprofen treated with ultraviolet light in clear lake water (Lake Superior) and tannic stained river water (St. Louis River) have on Daphnia magna's reproduction and survival-Phase II"; Preston Jackson and his partner Alec Lamirande's project titled "Stopping Power! The use of non-Newtonian fluids and other mixtures to stop a projectile and possibly be used in a bullet proof vest--Phase III"; Chelsea Derrick and her project titled "Mission to Mars: The Effect of Space Shuttle Launch Induced Gravity and a Simulated Mars Environment on Tomato Plant Growth; and seventh-grader Madison Pallin and her project titled "The best ways to get the worst stains out."

Presenting their research papers at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium were: Jannel Juganaru, Rupa Erie, Chelsea Derrick, Marlena Duke, Angela Moynan, Alec Lamirande, Preston Jackson, Courtney Jackson and Brianna Peterson. Receiving top honors for their paper presentation were Bethany Rosemore and her partner Ben Scheuer, along with Logan Pallin.
Also presenting their research at the State Fair were Cloquet High School students Jannel Juganaru, Rupa Erie, William Bauer, Abby Anderson, Kendra Pallin, Randi Nikko and Cassandra Roy, and Cloquet Middle School students Annika Hammitt, Hailey Ulvi, Chloe Klingaman and Mikaylee Collard.

Cloquet Public Schools' participation in the MN Academy of Science Fair is sponsored by Cloquet Schools and the Educational Foundation. Also, American Indian students' travel was sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the University of Minnesota with the help of Holly Pellerin and Dr. Diana Dalbotten, director of diversity, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, and Alyssa Burger, University of Minnesota.

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