2007 Science Fair Winners

Thanks to the 113 student entrants and their dedicated teachers and parents from three counties (Doddridge, Gilmer and Marion) for making the 2007 North Central West Virginia Science, Energy and Engineering Fair a big success! It's never too early to start thinking about your project for next year, so check out the guidelines below.

2007 Winners

Behavioral and Social Science
First Place to Zach Wilmoth with "How Does the Order in Which Information is Presented Affect How it is Remembered?" from Fairmont Catholic
Second Palce to Grace Slusser with "Ready, Set, Read" from Fairmont Catholic
Second Place to Natalie Frame with "The Cola Challenge" from Normantown Elementary School

Botany
First Place to Aurianna Shay with "How Many Peas Sprouted?" from Fairmont Catholic
First Place to Mariah Morris with "How Different Soil Media Affect Plant Growth" from Fairmont Catholic
Second Place to Ali Sansalone with "Water, Water Everywhere" from Fairmont Catholic
Third Place to Justin Schmidt with "How Ph Levels Affect a Bean Plant" from Fairmont Catholic
Honorable Mention to Brady Dunn with "Jammin' with the Plants" from Fairmont Catholic


Chemistry and Biochemistry
First Place to Melanie Jett with "Rockin' Round the Water" from Doddridge County Middle School
Second Place to Jennifer Freeman with "Is Our Ice Harmful" from Gilmer County
Third Place to Taylor Davisson with "Is It Magic or Chemistry" from Doddridge County Middle School
Honorable Mention to Austin Lilly with "Lemon Rocket" from Troy Elementary
Honorable Mention to Zach Newbrough "How Water Temperature Affects The Growth of Salt Crystals" from Fairmont Catholic
Honorable Mention to Anna Starkey and Franklin Wilson with " Suds it Up" from Fairmont Catholic


Earth and Space
First Place to Shasta Hayhurst with "Erosion" from Doddridge County High School
Second Place to Maleena Gump and Jordan McDonald with "Global Warnming and Hurricanes" from North Marion High School
Third Place to Kyle Gawroriski with "Water Works" from Doddridge Middle School
Honorable Mention to Justin Hulse with "How do Different Crystals Grow" from Troy Elementary School
Honorable Mention to Levi Hinterer with "How Clean are your Streams" from Doddridge County Middle School

Senior Division Winner
First Place to Kylie Rexroad with "Cool, Clear Water" from North Marion High School

Energy
First Place to Hannah Larry and Whitney Kendall with "Wood vs Heat" from Fairmont Catholic
Second Place to Coriana Fitz with "Going the Distance" Marion County Homeschool
Honorable Mention to Staclyn Evans with "Are You Getting Hosed at the Pump" from Doddridge County Middle School
Honorable Mention to Mathew Zorn with "Which Battery Brand Lasts the Longest" from Doddridge County Middle School

Engineering
First Place to Jessica Rogers with "Electric Currents" from North Marion High Scholl.
Second Place to Larisa Gordon with "A Bouncing Egg and Rubber Automotive Parts: Can you Connect the Science?" from Troy Elementary School.

Medicine, Health, and Microbiology
First Place to Deidre Tobin with "How Clean is the Creek" form Fairmont Catholic
Second Place to Brendan Elliot and Ted Sindin with "The best at Sticking it to You" from Fairmont Catholic
Third Place to Alyssa Parker with "Five Second Rule" from Salem Middle School
Honorable Mention to Kayla Davis with "The Amount of Fat in Ground Beef (When Cooked)" from Doddridge County Middle School
Honorable Mention to Haley Thomas with "Smoking' Causes Croakin'" from Doddridge County Middle school
Honorable Mention to Shala Pritt with "Killer Kandy" from Doddridge County Middle School


Physics, Math, and Computers
First Place to Rebecca Haught with "The Magnet Mystery" from Fairmont Catholic
Second Place to Joey Manchin with "Does Size Really Matter?" from Fairmont Catholic
Third Place to Shannen Davis with "Friction vs Momentum" from Doddridge County Middle School
Honorable Mention to Jacob Ross with "Does the Temperature effect the Velocity of a 22 Shell" from Doddridge County Middle School
Honorable Mention to Kevin Tobin with "How do the Past Lottery Numbers Affect the Future Numbers?" from Fairmont Catholic

Zoology
First Place John Satterfield with "Jeez, They fooled me with Peanut Butter and Cheese" from Doddridge County Middle School
Honorable Mention Jimmie Easton with "How does Seed Preference Affect Bird Feeding Habits" from Fairmont Catholic
Honorable Mention Shania Carnes with "Free Bird" from Doddridge County Middle School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Resources:

Animated Short about Creating a Science Fair Project

The Franklin Institute
Contains project ideas and helpful tips
from judges.

BrainPOP
Has a free trial version of a scientific
method video.  Also, information on
numerous science topics.

www.archimedesinitiative.org

http://www.bachelorsofscience.org/

Contact Info

Science & Technology
Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont WV 26554-2470
Phone: (304) 367-4246
Fax: (304) 367-4934
Email: scitech@fairmontstate.edu