Students excel at district science fair; many compete at state fair

posted Apr 2, 2017, 9:04 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 9:13 AM ]
2017 State Science Fair Delegates
Students from Bartlesville High School, Central Middle School, and Madison Middle School at the 2017 Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair
A bevy of Bartlesville students won awards at the 65th Annual Bartlesville District Science and Engineering Fair in February 2017, with 28 of them eventually going on to compete at the state fair in late March.

Approximately 300 students from Washington, Nowata, Rogers, and Osage counties participated in the 2017 district fair, held Feb. 24-25, 2017 at the Phillips 66 Research Center in Bartlesville. Top awards included scholarships, cash prizes, and the opportunity for further competition at state and international levels.

A volunteer contingent of more than 150 science professionals and enthusiasts participated to make Bartlesville District Science Fair possible. Each student had the opportunity to present his or her project to category and/or special award judges.

Randy Heald
“Our community is very fortunate to be able to provide this educational experience to area students, especially at a time when other science fairs across Oklahoma are struggling with the elimination of state funding,” BDSF Director Randy Heald said. “Thanks to the major financial support from Phillips 66, Chevron Phillips, and ConocoPhillips, plus the generous donation of time and talent from the many volunteers, the Bartlesville District Science Fair is stronger than ever.”

International Science and Engineering Fair

Three students were selected for higher competition at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which will be held May 14-19 in Los Angeles. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, with approximately 1,800 students representing more than 75 countries, regions, and territories.
  • Allison Biddinger will present her project, “Predicting Pulsations: A Comprehensive Study to Determine the Effect of Grouping Patterns on Cassiopea xamachana” 
  • James Martinez will exhibit “Better with Bacteria: The Effects of Bacteria on Chlorella vulgaris
  • Madelynn Shambles will present “Pink for Girls Blue for Boys” 
The three Bartlesville High School students attending the ISEF will be accompanied by their teachers, Betty Henderson, Gary Layman, and Cheryl Fentress.

International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad

Two students will be presenting projects at
ISWEEEP in Houston May 3-8. The International Sustainable World (Engineering Energy Environment) Project Olympiad draws students from approximately 70 countries to share projects about Earth sustainability and resource preservation. 
  • Anushka Sukhadia was chosen to present her project, “Studying the Effects of Grey Water on Elodea Leaves"
  • Rachel Brown will be presenting "Possible use of salinity as an attractant or repellent of Aedes aegypti oviposition"
Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair

State Fair
A number of students at the district fair qualified for further competition at the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair, held March 30-31, 2017 at East Central University in Ada. Below are the students at the district fair selected for state who were able to be present at the district fair awards ceremony. The photo at the top of this post shows the students from Bartlesville Public Schools who were able to attend the state fair. Results from the state fair were pending at the time of this news post.

BDSF State Fair Delegates
Students at the Bartlesville District Science Fair who qualified for the state fair

Bartlesville District Science Fair Winners from BPSD

The listings of the awards won at the district fair by BPSD students are linked below: