Los Alamos Women in Science

Northern Chapter of the New Mexico Network for
Women in Science and Engineering


Science Fair Awards 2000

LAWIS is proud to sponsor awards at local area Science Fairs. The purpose of the awards is

"to promote gender equity and to encourage female students
to continue their studies in math and science."
These "Northern Chapter" awards compliment the awards given out by the NMNWSE at the state Science Fair.

This year we have branched out and gave out awards at more than 1 Science Fair. If you if you want to organize "Northern Chapter" awards at your Northern New Mexico County's or School District's Science Fair, contact Tinka Gammel, jtg@lanl.gov, 667-9149.

LAWIS Science Fair Awards given in 2000

Los Alamos County Science Fair, February 5, 2000

LAWIS is proud to recognize the following participants in the 2000 Los Alamos County Science Fair for their accomplishments in the study of science:

Top awards:
(Otowi Station Gift Certificate, "Trust Me, I'm a Scientist" bumper sticker, LANL Science Serving Society Poster, LAWIS certificate)

  • $25 - Maeve Sterbenz, What's the Best Detergent for Getting Rid of that Stain?
  • $15 - Barbara Wendelberger, Plants, Acids, and Bases
  • $10 - Analisa Sandoval, Why go to Bed?

Additional Awards:
($5 Otowi Station Gift Certificate (each if joint projects), "Trust Me, I'm a Scientist" bumper sticker, Science Serving Society Poster, LAWIS certificate)

  • Katherine Durrer and Katherine Rudell, Hampster Dance
  • Krista Edwards and Elise Alde, Presenting MOLD!
  • Rachel Mercer-Smith, Do Kids Walk Like Clocks Tick?
  • Anna K. Miller, Aquadrag
  • Elena Gustafson, Bad Hair Day Hygrometer
  • Julia Mercer-Smith, Why Don't Tornadoes Occur in Mountainous Areas?
  • Wendy Elliott, Which is the Soggiest Cereal?
  • Maggie Tuzel, What Pollution Does to Plants
  • Katie Hockaday, More Wrap, More Heat?
  • Jean Nobile, Exploring How Yeast Works
  • Karen Meyers, The Bread Baker's Dilemma
  • Phoebe Toole, Static Electricity
  • Blanca Olivas, Lost Your Marbles

Taos Science Fair at Taos Middle School, January 28, 2000

LAWIS is proud to recognize the following participants in the 2000 Taos Science Fair for their accomplishments in the study of science:

Awards:
($10 gift certificate, "Trust Me, I'm a Scientist" bumper sticker, LAWIS certificate)

  • Elenie Gonzales
  • Aleta Storch
  • Kyle Mossman
  • Kirzia Mayer
  • Jodie Herrera
  • Lynn Chacon

Pojoaque Science Fair at Pojoaque Intermediate School, January 19, 2000

LAWIS is proud to recognize the following participants in the 2000 Pojoaque Intermediate School Science Fair for their accomplishments in the study of science:

Awards:
($10 gift certificate, "Trust Me, I'm a Scientist" bumper sticker, LAWIS certificate)

  • Alexis Martinez, Tapping into the Sun
  • Maclovia Quintana, Chili Breakdown
  • Julia DePaula, Do Birds of a Feather Use Color Together?
  • Tess Montoya, Let the Sun Shine In
  • Reida Powell, Bird Diner

44th Northeastern New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair, March 4, 2000
            (We are a "silver donor"!)

LAWIS is proud to recognize the following participants in the 44th Northeastern New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair for their accomplishments in the study of science:

Awards:
($25 gift certificate, "Trust Me, I'm a Scientist" bumper sticker, LAWIS certificate)

  • Jessica Carroll, Student Images and Stereotypes of Scientists.
  • Paul Thomas, Can You Whistle?

The judges for the LAWIS awards at the Taos and Pojoaque Science Fairs were Caroline Mason and Julie Wilson. The judges for the LAWIS awards at the Los Alamos County Science Fair were Morrison Bennett, Cathy Cleland, Tinka Gammel, Karen Lewis Hirsch, Lori Merrill, Katherine Prestridge, and Catherine Sidoti. The judges for Las Vegas included event judges.

We hope all Science Fair participants had fun, and will continue to develop their potential as future scientists!

LAWIS Science Fair Page: http://nmnwse.org/lawis/ScienceFair
LAWIS home page: http://nmnwse.org/lawis
NMNWSE home page: http://www.nmnwse.org