Los Alamos Women in Science

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


Science Fair Awards 2006

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

"to encourage female students to continue their studies and
to promote gender equity in math, science, and engineering."
These "Northern Chapter" awards compliment the awards given out by the NMNWSE at the state Science Fair. Awards consist of a LAWIS certificate and a pack of Knowledge Cards - students choice from several science topics and the "Women Who Dare" series.

If you would like to help judge or 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 2006

Pojoaque High School Science Fair, January 24, 2006
The following students received awards in recognition of the excellence of their project:

  • Johnny Quintana, The Effects of Sound Vibrations
  • Andrew Gonzales, The Effect of Music on Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
  • Elias Lujan, Spirometry Testing
  • Katie Long, Bread Rising in the Yeast
  • Leah Borrego, Memory
  • Melissa Garcia, Hang Up to Concentrate
  • Amanda Sandoval, Which Animal has the Dirtiest Mouth?
  • Camille Martinez, Drinking Water Safety
  • Miguel Romero, The Stroop Effect
  • Steve Maestas, Vein Separations in NM Cottonwood Trees
Many thanks to our LAWIS judge Cas Mason!

Los Lunas District Science Fair, Feb., 2006
The following students received awards in recognition of the excellence of their project:

  • (list available shortly)
Many thanks to our LAWIS judge Cas Mason!

Los Alamos County Science Fair, Feb. 4, 2006
The following students received awards in recognition of the excellence of their project:

  • Hannah Breshears, Chamisa, Fading Away
  • Lily Fehler, LAMS, Reverse Engineering: The Fuente de los Leones at the Alhambra
  • Emily Tencate, LAMS, Achoo! Modeling The Spread of Flu
  • Daniel Ahrens, Aspen, A New Way to Understand Books Using Word Frequency
  • Elaina Bossert, Barranca Mesa, What Birds Want
  • Samantha Fenner and Nicole Graham, Mountain, Video Game Aggression Study
  • Rachel Clarke, Pinon, Paper Chromatography
  • Tessa Snyder, Mountain, Do Happy Cows Make Better Tasting Milk?
  • Amy Neal, Barranca Mesa, Mummification
  • James Mosier, Chamisa, Soaking Wood
  • Ciara Sterbenz, Mountain, Measuring Data Track Spacing of CD's and DVD's
  • Anna Trugman, LAHS, Solar Engineering of Pogonomyrmex Harvester Ant Mounds
Many thanks to our LAWIS judges Alice Yuen, Patrick Shriver, Tinka Gammel, Pat Gary, and Toni Taylor, with help from Janie Enter, Roger Johnston, Deb Summa, Julie Pearson, and the AAUW award judges.

Manzano Vista Middle School Science Fair, Dec. 7, 2006
The following students received awards in recognition of the excellence of their project:

  • Vanessa Aragon, Music Tonez
  • Brett Ferber, Relaxation Techniques Affect Tourette's Syndrome Tics
  • Amber Archuleta, Calling it Quits
  • Katherine Fisher, Effects of Char on Plants
  • Randy Berson, Does Changing an Animal's Environment Affect its Behavior?
Many thanks to our LAWIS judge Cas Mason!

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://nmnwse.org