The Spokane STEMposium is a FREE one-day event at WSU Spokane that provides middle and high school students throughout the region the opportunity to present their STEM projects in a conference setting.
Thank you ALL students, teachers, volunteers, and administrators that made the 2016 Spokane STEMposium a success! Stay tuned for 2017 details.
2016 Track A Superior Award Winners:
Micaela Whigham, Rogers HS, Spokane, WA - Gene Knockouts and Rhodoquinone Biosynthesis in the Bacteria Rhodospirillum Rubrum
Top student in the Spokane STEMposium. Whigham has been accepted at Gonzaga University and will continue her work on this project.
Superior Project, $1000 Cash Scholarship
McKenna Cutler, Ferris HS, Spokane, WA - The Effect of Energy Shots on the Human Heart
Superior Project; $750 Cash Scholarship
Andrew Fruci, Ferris HS, Spokane, WA - The Impact of Contingency Management on Depression and Anxiety Among Crack Cocaine Dependent Patients in Brazil: Preliminary Findings
Superior Project; $500 Cash Scholarship
Hannah Monaghan, Big Sky HS, Missoula, MT - The effect of far-red light on the absorption of chlorophylls d and f in three strains of the cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus
Superior Project; $500 Cash Scholarship
Molly McKenzie, Ferris HS, Spokane, WA - The Placebo Effect
Superior Award; $3000 Scholarship, WSU College of Arts and Sciences
Sydney O’Neil, Mead HS, Spokane, WA - The Effect of Music with or without Lyrics on Problem Solving Abilities
Superior Award; $2000 Scholarship, WSU College of Arts and Sciences
Jeremy Heng, Hellgate HS, Missoula, MT - Analysis of Mixed Populations of Bacterial Predators and Bacterial Prey
Elizabeth Walsh, Ferris HS, Spokane, WA - The Effect of Low pH in Water Environment on Male Guppies
Sydney Driver, Sentinel HS, Missoula MT - Caenorhabditis elegans and the Effects of Cupric Chloride (Copper II Chloride) on the Dopaminergic Neurons
Olivia Delger, Mead HS, Spokane, WA - The Effect of a Visually Challenging Puzzle on the Ability to Hear Common Sayings
Kyra Arland, Wilbur HS, Wilbur, WA - The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Human Interaction
Chance Messer Odessa HS, Odessa, WA - Engineering Flettner Rotors to Increase Propulsion
2016 Track B Superior Award Winners:
Kaleigh Critchlow, Cheney HS, Cheney WA - Writing the Waves
Kaylea Moffeit & Kailee Guerdette, The Community School, Spokane WA - SIDS Alert
Reilly Sheehan, Ferris HS, Spokane WA - The Impact of Artificial Sweetener on Zooplankton
Niel Mondava, Hellgate HS, Missoula MT - Isolation and Identification of Compounds from an Acid-Mine-Waste
Rebecca Landron, Claire Ecklund & Kyra Fromm , North Central HS, Spokane WA- Analysis of Mitochondrial SNPs within Washington State Mule Deer Populations
Taylor Charbonneau, Kristen Wanke & Christina Negretti, North Central HS, Spokane WA - Analysis of the Consumption of Endangered Salmonids by California and Stella Sea Lions Using qPCR
Lindsay Roosa, Sentinel HS, Missoula MT - Mushroom Chitin as a Renewable Nitrogen Source for Algal Growth
Stuart Christiansen, Sentinel HS, Missoula MT - Properties of Extreme Structures: Sexually Selected Signals versus Prey Capture
Pamela Kang, Spokane Valley Tech, Spokane Valley WA - Determining Concentration of Tartrazine in Common Children Snacks
Gabi Crippen, Spokane Valley Tech, Spokane Valley WA - Genetic Differences between Middle Eastern and American Peanuts
Christopher Golden, North Central HS, Spokane WA - Analysis of Spokane River Watershed for Metal Utilizing Chemoautotrophic Bacteria
Avery Hughes, Homeschool - Testing the Health of Selected Forested Public Use Areas Using Infrared Technology
About Spokane STEMposium
Spokane STEMposium is designed to:
- Encourage and reward innovative student research and provide professional scientists and engineers the chance to interact with some of the best and brightest young students.
- Provide students a platform to share their projects with their peers and learn about STEM related issues.
- Promote an understanding of STEM research among middle and high school students.
- Enable students, through their active participation, to demonstrate their mastery of Next Generation Science Standards
How does it work?Students:
- Conduct scientific research on a STEM topic of choice and explore something in the field of technology/engineering or investigate a STEM career.
- Write a technical paper about their project and submit in advance for review and acceptance to present in the conference.
- Design a poster or a PowerPoint to present to peers, industry experts, and area educators to compete for awards and scholarships.