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Sequim student trio earns science awards

Deb Beckett, Sequim Middle School science teacher, reports that several Sequim Science Fair Club students have participated in competitions or other events since the Washington State Science Fair, including a trio of juniors from Sequim High School.

 

Sarah Henry was invited to present her project, ”The Effect of Hyperbolic Treatment on Post-Harvest Pear Production” at a banquet given by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Institute of Food Technologies. Besides attending the event, held at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle, Henry received a plaque honoring her exemplary project on the storage of food perishables.

 

Katherine Landoni presented her project, “Magnitude 9 Subduction Earthquakes as a Basis for Soil Liquefaction,” in an online conference call with the AWSG and other geologists in Washington. Landoni created a PowerPoint summarizing possible ways to measure liquefaction and projected the slides during her online call. After a question and answer session, one of the scientists offered to have her help conduct a soils boring test in Seattle at a later date.

 

Maeve Harris traveled to Houston, Texas, to compete in the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project. The I-SWEEP invites top-ranking science and math students from around the world to present their research projects and to participate in on-site team STEM challenges. Harris’ project, entitled “Generation of Power Using Piezo-Electric Leaves,” earned a Silver Award in the Energy category at this year’s event. She also earned $300 and enjoyed five days of tours and social events.
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