More than 100 students from Lyons, Murdock, Arlington, Millard, Valley, Omaha and Raymond schools in grades fourth through eighth participated Thursday in the 7th Annual Strategic Air & Space Museum's Science Fair in Ashland.
The competition routinely attracts some of the most gifted and talented students from the area who have already participated in their school or district's science fair and will represent several scientific disciplines, such as biochemistry, physics, medicine and health, and engineering. This year's project titles included:
• Farm Fuel
• Iron in Cereal
• That's Shocking
• Maze Craze
• Environmental Effects on Kefirs Grains
• Soaking Up the Weight
• Against Static Electricity
• Wii Got the Beat
A diverse and accomplished panel of over 20 judges evaluated the projects and determined scores based on strength of presentation and comprehension of subject matter. Medals were awarded to outstanding participants.
“In an increasingly competitive global job market, hands-on experience and critical thinking in the areas of science and engineering are sought-after skills," said Strategic Air & Space Museum Director Dr. Scott Tarry. "We commend these students and their teachers for their commitment and the innovation their research projects demonstrate and look forward to seeing the long-term educational dividends they will reap as a result.”