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Lander and Arapahoe students sweep Regional Science Fair

More than 60 local students participated in the annual Regional Science Fair, and the top performers will get to take their projects to the state level. The students competed in 14 categories and here are the top contenders in each. Animal Science 1. Kristen McPherson - Ingrained Behavior - Lander Middle School 2. Asha Reid - Which Nest is Best? - LMS 3. Taylor Romans & Lily Swanson - We Got the Beat - LMS Behavioral & Social Sciences 1. Abby Copeland - Stories Trigger Emotions - LMS 2. Ellie Jones - Hands Free-Deadly - LMS 3. Delaney Shanley - Concentration Game - LMS First place in the Senior Division: Fiachra Rottinghaus - The Effect of Gender Stereotypes - Lander Catholic Biochemistry/Cellular & Molecular Biology/ Bioinformatics & Computational Biology 3. Kyle Neuenschwander & Laura Dockery - Electric Spuds - LMS Biomedical & Health Sciences 1. Sierra Firth - Protect Your Mell - LMS 2. Jonas Calvert - Radiation - LMS 3. Kate Wilmot - Tide & Shell - LMS Chemistry 1. Hannah Smithson - A Fruity Drawback - LMS 2. Seneca Kail - Crazy Cupcakes - LMS 3. Eli Mazurie - Melting Ice - LMS Honorable Mention: Brandi Dodge & Jewel Wagon - Evaporation of Liquids - Arapahoe Middle School Honorable Mention: Katelyn Gardner & Kaitlyn Betts - Condensation - AMS Earth & Environmental Sciences 1. Atalie Thatch - In a Flash ... Regrowth in Ash - LMS 2. Ryan Edinger - Eroded - LMS 3. Logan Linton - Lander's Langelier Saturation Index - LMS Honorable Mention: Jade Vaquera - Strange Flowing Rocks - AMS Participant: Bluestone Jenkins - Ocean Water Freeze - AMS Participant: Wynnette Bell - The Big Melt Down - AMS Energy & Transportation 1. BoaXin Tilton - Power of Poo - LMS 2. Sierra Lloyd - Scrap Energy - LMS 3. Alaina Mikkelson - Sthe Scientific Solar Water Heater - LMS Engineering Design & Innovation 1. Jaren Calkins - Drive for Show, Putt for Dough - LMS 2. Savannah West - Into the Target - LMS 3. L'anza White - Safe Seats for Kids - LMS Honorable Mention: Donald Sharp & Dale Moss - Mentos Cars - AMS Honorable Mention: Elliott Sanchez - Creating Hot and Cold Explosions - AMS Participant: Elizabeth Sitting Eagle - The Super Hero Egg Shells - AMS Environmental Management 1. Kaleb Simonson - Waddle While You Wash - LMS 2. Orion Aronson - Moist Mulch - LMS 3. Whitney Hansen - The Soil - LMS Materials & Consumer Sciences 1. Jenny Bautz - Foam Cells: Open v. Closed - LMS 2. Rebecca Whiting - Diaper Duty - LMS 3. Sydney Mondorf - A Bedding Revolution? - LMS Participant: Montana Talks Different & Aneillio Quiver - Snowflake Crystals - AMS Microbiology 1. Ross Anderson - Banishing Bacteria - LMS 2. Amya Her Many Horses & Terissa Underwood - Oilgea, The Next Great Fuel of the Future - Wyoming Indian Middle School Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences 1. Mia Copeland - Elastic Collisions - LMS 2. Megan Haratyk - No Longer Future - LMS 3. Orelia Lawson - Basketballs - AMS Honorable Mention: Shayla Lone Dog & Echo Oldman - Coke and Mentos - AMS Participant: Audrey Avalos & Rainelle Jenkins - Feathers and Floating - AMS Plant Sciences 1. Skyler Woodruff - First in Fertilizer - LMS 2. Tori Newton - Does WiFi Rot Your Brain? - LMS 3. Noah Hampton - April Showers - LMS Robotics/Computer/Mathematical Sciences 1. Briann Rich - Automatic Pet Feeder - LMS Honorable Mention: Tara Bell and Angelina Bell - Pop Pop - AMS