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2013Jun01 Central Coast Science Fair

2013Jun01 Central Coast Science Fair

The Science Fair mission is to provide students with an experience into the world of creativity and thinking in science, engineering, and mathematics.  We hope they will consider a high-tech career in the future.  Engineers, scientists, and educators from the Endeavour Center, Vandenberg AFB, and the community are donating their time to run a first class science fair. 
Vandenberg Middle School auditorium

Saturday, Jun 01, 8AM till Noon, with awards: 7 – 8PM

 2013 Science Fair Award Winners

Cash Awards:

3rd Place, $15 to 6th Grader from Miguelito Elementary School, “Does Changing Temperatures Affect How Long a Pen Will Last?” – Junior Garcia

2nd Place, $25 to 6th Grader from Miguelito Elementary School, “Heat Them Up!  Three Solar Ovens with Three Different Colored Bottoms” – Greg Wuitschick II,

1st Place, $30 to 6th Grader from Buena Vista Elementary School, “Bacteria Rocks – The Effect of music on Bacteria Growth” – Shelby Wuitschick

3rd Place, $25 to 7th Graders from Vandenberg Middle School, “The Pacebo Effect” –  Joel Weber & Justin Yates

2nd Place, $35 to 7th Grader from Vandenberg Middle School, “What Variables Affect the Range of Projectiles?” –  Ruth Kemp

1st Place, $50 to 7th Grader from Vandenberg Middle School, “Making Electricity with Magnets” –  Nicole Zarinan

NASA VIP Bag & SSS Certificate Awards:

6th Grader from Miguelito Elementary School, “Which Wrap Traps?” – Kayla Thompson

7th Graders from Vandenberg Middle School, “Are Cats Mostly Left or Right Pawed or Ambidextrous?” – Maggie Farrington & Tess McIntrye

7th Graders from Vandenberg Middle School, “Does Age and Eye Color Affect the Speed of Adaptation to Dark Vision?” – Tristin Fichtner & Graham Richards

Plaque Awards:

Endeavour Center Award to 7th Grader from Vandenberg Middle School, “Paper Towels” –  Angel Mena

Hal Seggerman Award to 4th Grader from Miguelito Elementary School, “What Grows in the Dark?” – West Hierholzer

David Covell Aeronautical Award to 7th Grader from Vandenberg Middle School, “What Propels a Model Car Further, Baking Soda & Vinegar or Diet Coke & Mentos?” – Isaiah Leam

George Koopman Engineering Award to 7th Grader from Vandenberg Middle School, “Robotic Arm Simulator” – Patrick Ovesen

Natural Sciences Award to 7th Grader from Vandenberg Middle School, “Marble in a Roller Coaster” – Cedric Kwon & Myong Yi

Hobby Awards:

Hobby Award Plaque for 3rd Fastest Robot Slalom Time of 1 touch, 23 Seconds to Patrick Ovesen

Hobby Award Plaque for 2nd Fastest Robot Slalom Time of no touch, 21 Seconds to Lauren Carlos

Hobby Award Plaque for Fastest Robot Slalom Time of no touch, 20 Seconds to Amanda Liberotti