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Piney students win regional science fair

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017


The group of Big Piney Middle School science fair competitors pose for a photo at the competition. - Kristi Hibbert courtesy photo


ROCK SPRINGS Ė On Thursday, Feb. 2, 27 eighth-graders and one 10th-grader traveled to Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs to compete at the regional science fair, where two Big Piney Middle School students took home the top prize of the day.

The fair was sponsored by TATA Chemicals of Green River, which paid for each studentís registration, T-shirt and lunch. Sublette School District No. 9ís research project supplies were funded by a Chevron grant. Participating schools at the regional science fair included Pinedale, Big Piney, Green River, Saratoga, Hanna Elk Mountain, Encampment and Little Snake River.

The Microbial Fuel Cell project developed by Big Piney Middle School students Carlos Munoz and Nathan Maxfield was selected as the overall regional winner and winner of the Biochemistry category! Both Carlos and Nathan were awarded two-year, full-tuition scholarships to WWCC. TATA Chemicals also awarded the overall winnerís school $500 to purchase materials for the science classroom.

Qualifiers will attend the state science fair March 4-7 at University of Wyoming. Congratulations to all of the students who chose to design, conduct and present independent scientific research.

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