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Burnsville High School students succeed at regional science fair

Burnsville High School students shone at the recent Twin Cities Regional Science Fair, with 18 projects and 15 research papers advancing to the state science fair at the end of March.
 
Along with advancing to the state competition, sophomore Osman Warfa was chosen to present his project - titled “The Stability of Varied Winglets” - at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix this spring.
 
The following projects are advancing to the 2019 State Science Fair Competition:
 
  • Maribel Monjaras-Rodriguez, “How Temperature Affects Nonverbal Communication”
  • Kathryn Christian,  “Personal Genetic Testing Generational Differences”
  • Kayla Becker,  “An Analysis of the Authenticity of Genealogy Assessments”
  • Alexis Bunnell,  “Are Teens on Snapchat Crack?”
  • Sophie Herzog,  “Point of Yeast Resistance”
  • Caroline Dickhausen,  “Drug Dissolution Testing”
  • Henry O’Brien,  “The Battle of the Brands”
  • Tia Rian,  “Styrofoam Degrading Citrus”
  • Luke Trussell,  “The Effects of Carbon Filters on Different Contaminants”
  • Grace Campbell and Tatum Frey,  “An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Ice Management”
  • Marwah Ismail and Nawal Mahamed,  “The Ultimate Plan: Using the Sahara Desert to Create Enough Solar Energy to Power Earth”
  • Jack Holmstrom,  “A Comparison of Environmentally Friendly Insulation Materials”
  • Nate Trussell,  “Effects of Chord Length on Propeller Efficiency”
  • Andrew Bunnell,  “PSI Affects Distance and Accuracy for a Football Kicking”
  • Olivia Caldwell,  “Evaluating Sugar Content in Fruits”
  • Osman Warfa,  “The Stability of Varied Winglets”
  • Will Erbes,  “The Effect of Fluids on Hydraulics”
  • Ava Shovein,  “Environmental Conditions on the Effects of Algae in Oil Stored”
The following research papers were selected to advance to the 2019 State Science Fair Competition:
 
  • Shane Anderson,  “Ear Training in Relation to Gender”
  • Montserrat Blanco Lopez,  “The Cellular Effect on Concentration”
  • Elizabeth Druvenga,  “Impacts of Compost on Seed Germination”
  • Kara Klavins,  “Tooth Appearance and Enhancement”
  • Ibraheem Malik,  “The Effect of Heat on a Fruit’s Level of Vitamin C”
  • Y Nguyen,  “White Noise”
  • Marshall Norring,  “Effect of Sodium Bicarbonate on the Flammability of Paint”
  • Tia Rian,  “Styrofoam Degrading Citrus”
  • Ethan Rossow,  “Which Whitening Toothpaste is Most Effective?”
  • Suad Hassan,  “Kinetic Energy in Tennis Rackets”
  • Sofia Kemeny,  “Relationship Between Soil Porosity and the Absorption of Pesticides”
  • Ruby Pozorski,  “Fueling the Future”
  • Nate Trussell,  “Effects of Chord Length on Propeller Efficiency”
  • Nancy Zheng,  “How Environmental Factors Affect Zebra Mussels”
  • Luke Trussell,  “The Effects of Carbon Filters on Different Contaminants”
     
The following students earned special awards:
 
  • Ava Shovein – Graduate Women in Science for Excellence in Research (Projects)
  • Ruby Pozorski - Graduate Women in Science for Excellence in Research (Papers)
  • Nate Trussell – 3M Inventor Award, US Air Force, Naval Science Award
  • Osman Warfa – Inspiring Excellence Award, US Air Force
  • Sophie Herzog – MN American Society of Microbiology
  • Will Erbes – Naval Science Award
  • Alexis Bunnell – American Psychological Association
  • Nawal Mahamed and Marwah Ismail  - Association of Women Geoscientists, Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
 
Photo: Osman Warfa qualified for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May.
 
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 07:19