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State Science Fair April 8-10, 2018
81st Annual Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair

An annual competition since 1938, the Minnesota Academy of Science State Science and Engineering Fair showcases Minnesota’s best and brightest students in the fields of science technology, engineering, and mathematics.  It is the culmination of months of student research presented Regional Science Fairs that occur throughout the state.  From approximately 2,500 regional participants, over 500 middle school and high school students are selected to advance and present their research at the state level of competition.  

Presenters at the Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair:
7th Graders:

Kaden Ryer:  Does the Current of Different 1.5 Volt Batteries Affect How Far the Dart Flies?
Parents:  Cameron and Christin Ryer

Lizzie Schwint:  Does Saturation Affect Turbidity When Using Different Types of Buffers?
Parents:  Deanna and George Schwint

Kenadi Steffl: Does the Type of Wood Affect Heat Value and Other Qualities?
Parents:  Marie and Alan Steffl

8th graders:

Natalie Marti:  Does the Type of Chocolate Affect Viscosity and Quality of Tempered Chocolate?
Parents:  Cindy and Dell Marti

Sophie Kyllonen:  Does the Angle of the Whiskers Impact the Ability of the Robot to Navigate Through a Maze
Parents:  Jacki and Bruce Kyllonen

Awards:
Natalie Marti:  Bronze Grand Award which recognizes excellence in scientific research.  The Gold is awarded to the top 5% of projects presented at MSSEF, the next 10% receive Silver Awards, and the next 15% of projects receive the Bronze Award.  Projects are ranked according to judge scores and the competitiveness of the category in which students present. 

Lizzie Schwint:  Bronze Grand Award which recognizes excellence in scientific research.  The Gold is awarded to the top 5% of projects presented at MSSEF, the next 10% receive Silver Awards, and the next 15% of projects receive the Bronze Award.  Projects are ranked according to judge scores and the competitiveness of the category in which students present. 

Lizzie Schwint:  Seagate Emerging Scientist Award which recognizes excellent scientific research conducted by students competing for the first time.