Science and Engineering for the WIN!
March 2nd, 2020
Our regional Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair competitors. We’re moving on to STATE!
Congratulations to the Compass students who competed at the regional Colorado Science and Engineering Fair last Wednesday! Everyone brought home an award, which is particularly awesome ESPECIALLY for first-time contestants.
Krevan competed in the junior division against 180 other projects and won the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Chemistry Award for“designing the project with the most innovative application of chemistry which focuses on the museum’s core value of thinking critically and acting with empathy.” Krevan ALSO won the USMA best use of the International System of Units (~metric system) award! Go, Krevan!
Our other Compass contestants were competing in the senior division with 65 projects.
- Gabe, Raine, and Aisezim each won a $200 scholarship to University of Northern Colorado’s Frontiers of Science Institute (a summer STEM program).
- Zander won the UNC Pioneer of Science award for most interesting/creative/novel project.
- June and Aisezim won the US Navy STEM award AND the AIr Force award for their satellite project. This dynamic duo ALSO won 2nd place in the Engineering category and qualified for the State Science and Engineering Fair, each earning a state medallion.
- Lily C. won the Workhorse award for her Pascal’s Triangle project (a project that very obviously took tons of time and effort). She also won 2nd place in the Math and Computer Science category and qualified for the State Science and Engineering Fair, earning a state medallion.
- Madeleine won an Honorable Mention for her Sensor Socks.
Wishing best of luck to Lily C., June, and Aisezim at the State Science and Engineering Fair, April 2-4! Please come support our students at the CSU Lory Student Center!
Congratulations to ALL of our science fair participants and their coach, Karen Karppinen, for their hard work and long hours they put into learning and showing off their learning to the judges. Thanks also to the CSU College of Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center, our science lab partners at CSU, for their support, expertise, and coaching they offered our team. Dr. Andrew Warnock and Courtney Butler are an invaluable part of our team! As a final note, extra kudos to Karen, who left for Greeley at 6:30am and didn’t get home until after 11pm that day—and still showed up ready to go for her students the next morning. Wow!
Aisezim and June won the US Navy STEM AND Air Force awards!
Zander took the UNC Pioneer of Science award.