Local students awarded at 2016 Wyoming State Science Fair

(Laramie, Wyo.) - The University of Wyoming campus hosted around 350 young researchers in Wyoming to showcase their STEM research projects. Category award prizes up to $50 for Jr. Division (grades 6-8), and up to $100 in the Sr. Division (grades 9-12) for first, second, and third place. Students who demonstrated the most exceptional Sr. Division research were selected to compete for around $4 million in prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. *Congratulations to the following Cheyenne area students who were awarded prizes in this year's Wyoming State Science Fair:* *​* *The American Meteorological Society* is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. AMS recognizes four students for their creative scientific endeavors in the areas of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Awardees received a certificate and their names may be published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The awardees are: - Flint Hossfeld, Newcastle High School - Blayn Hejduk, Newcastle High School - Carly Craig, Big Horn Middle School - Jenna Hoobler, Saddle Ridge Elementary School *The Anne Wolff Science Special Award* is presented in memory of Anne Wolff, LCCC faculty, former director of the Southeast Regional Science Fair, and life-long supporter of science fairs. The award recognizes a junior or senior division project that demonstrates originality, creative thinking, resourcefulness, and commendable scientific achievement. - The Anne Wolff Science Special Award goes to: Jenell Mead, South High School in Cheyenne, WY The mission of the *National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)* is “to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts, To share that knowledge with others, and To conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.” NOAA presents a certificate and medallion to two individuals whose research emphasizes the NOAA mission. These individuals are: - Carly Craig, Big Horn Middle School - Jenna Hoobler, Saddle Ridge Elementary School *Wyoming State Science Fair T-Shirt and Button Logo Design Contest winners are:* - 1st place: Sierra Spears, Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School - 2nd place: Ethan Harris, Noah Webster Christian School - 3rd place: Wyatt Derr, Noah Webster Christian School *We are pleased to present the senior division students who will represent Wyoming at the 2016International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona this May.* The four qualifying students from the Wyoming State Science Fair are: - Darbi Schlenker, Meeteetse High School - Jennel Mead, South High School - Qingfeng Li, Laramie Junior High School - Woodrow Gamboa, Laramie Junior High School See the full list of results from the 2016 Wyoming State Science Fair here . #shortgo #news